1. penetrating

adjective. ['ˈpɛnəˌtreɪtɪŋ'] having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.


  • knifelike
  • penetrative
  • acute
  • piercing
  • incisive
  • perceptive
  • keen
  • sharp


  • undiscerning
  • indistinct
  • pointless
  • chronic

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Rhymes with Penetrating

  • abating
  • abbreviating
  • abdicating
  • abducting
  • abducting
  • abetting
  • aborting
  • abrogating
  • abutting
  • accelerating
  • accenting
  • accentuating
  • accepting
  • accepting
  • accommodating
  • accosting
  • accrediting
  • accumulating
  • acquitting
  • acting

Sentences with penetrating

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Liberal use of penetrating oil, hammer tapping, and long handles on the pipe wrenches can all help.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Squirt a non-silicone penetrating lubricant into each spark plug well to aid in the removal of the plugs.

3. Adjective
Clean away any carbon deposits built up on the mounting flanges with brake cleaner or the penetrating oil.

Quotes about penetrating

1. By Hays' reasoning, penetrating a rectum with a penis is a violation of how God meant humans to function. However, penetrating a human body with a sword, a common way to kill people in biblical times, is acceptable. Apparently human bodies were designed to be penetrated by metal implements, but not by flesh.
- Hector Avalos

2. Entering a cell, penetrating deep as a flying saucer to find a new galaxy would be an honorable task for a new scientist interested more in the inner state of the soul than in outer space.
- Dejan Stojanovic

2. penetrating

adjective. ['ˈpɛnəˌtreɪtɪŋ'] tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing.


  • sharp


  • indiscriminate
  • undiscriminating