from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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