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See definition of penetrative on Dictionary.com
  • as ininsightful
  • as inpenetrating
  • as inperceptive
  • as inquick-witted
  • as insharp

synonyms for penetrative

  • astute
  • intelligent
  • penetrating
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • smart
  • alert
  • awake
  • aware
  • brainy
  • conscious
  • cute
  • discerning
  • ear to the ground
  • intuitive
  • keen
  • knowing
  • knowledgeable
  • knows what's what
  • observant
  • quick
  • responsive
  • savvy
  • sensitive
  • tuned-in
  • understanding
  • wise
  • astute
  • incisive
  • perceptive
  • profound
  • shrewd
  • discerning
  • discriminating
  • keen
  • searching
  • acute
  • critical
  • perspicacious
  • quick
  • quick-witted
  • sagacious
  • sharp
  • sharp-witted

antonyms for penetrative

MOST RELEVANT
  • blunt
  • dull
  • foolish
  • idiotic
  • ignorant
  • imbecile
  • slow
  • stupid
  • unintelligent
  • unstylish
  • ignorant
  • shallow
  • stupid
  • undiscriminating
  • blunt
  • dull
  • idiotic
  • senseless
  • unintelligent
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How to use penetrative in a sentence

He saw the royal glance, cold and penetrative, before which all bowed and heads were bared.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
Gozzi was gifted with a penetrative and observant mind, strong sense of humour, and a power of brilliant description.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
After a series of penetrative flashes, flattering to her intelligence the more startling they were, reflection was exhausted.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
They had a curiously penetrative quality, too, which seemed to dispel the repugnant effect of the accident.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
Some are able to draw conclusions well from a few premisses, and this shows a penetrative intellect.
THE THOUGHTS OF BLAISE PASCALBLAISE PASCAL
There was a penetrative, lingering flash of those still quizzical eyes at Dosia as he made his adieus, and then he was gone.
THE WAYFARERSMARY STEWART CUTTING
Her sister could easily look over her head into the hall, and her gaze was penetrative and alert.
AUNT CRETE'S EMANCIPATIONGRACE LIVINGSTON HILL
Once she looked around, and the penetrative glance of his eyes filled her face with a rush of blood, and her eyes misted.
THE MOCCASIN RANCHHAMLIN GARLAND
Though only hints and suggestions, they are, perhaps, the most penetrative and helpful Shaksperian criticisms in English.
FROM CHAUCER TO TENNYSONHENRY A. BEERS
Penetrative sagacity and merry irresponsibility mingle in a frolicsome way.'
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WOMANMAX O'RELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PENETRATIVE

  • alert
  • astute
  • awake
  • aware
  • brainy
  • conscious
  • cute
  • discerning
  • ear to the ground
  • intelligent
  • intuitive
  • keen
  • knowing
  • knowledgeable
  • knows what's what
  • observant
  • penetrating
  • penetrative
  • quick
  • responsive
  • savvy
  • sensitive
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • smart
  • tuned-in
  • understanding
  • wise
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.