Penetrative

Definition of Penetrative

Pen´e`tra`tive
a.1.Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun.
His look became keen and penetrative.
- Hawthorne.
2.Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame.
3.Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom.
Led on by skill of penetrative soul.
- Grainger.

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acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, perceptive, piercing, sharp
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