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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to penetrate; penetrant.
  • adj. Displaying keen insight; acute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or involving penetration
  • adj. Having the ability to penetrate
  • adj. Displaying insight or discrimination; acute

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing.
  • adj. Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive.
  • adj. Acute; discerning; sagacious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Penetrating; piercing; keen; subtle; permeating.
  • Acute; discerning; sagacious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing
  • adj. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

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