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adjective as in penetrating

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He has a voice not dissimilar in timbre and penetrative ability to the incredibly annoying comedian Stephen Merchant.

He saw the royal glance, cold and penetrative, before which all bowed and heads were bared.

Gozzi was gifted with a penetrative and observant mind, strong sense of humour, and a power of brilliant description.

After a series of penetrative flashes, flattering to her intelligence the more startling they were, reflection was exhausted.

They had a curiously penetrative quality, too, which seemed to dispel the repugnant effect of the accident.

Some are able to draw conclusions well from a few premisses, and this shows a penetrative intellect.


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On this page you'll find 204 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to penetrative, such as: astute, intelligent, penetrating, sharp, shrewd, and smart.

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