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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 piercing
 (a.)刺骨的,刺穿的,諷刺的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pierce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pierced p. pr. & vb. n. Piercing ]
 1. To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument. “I pierce . . . her tender side.”
 2. To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship.
 3. Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery. Pierced with grief.”
    Can no prayers pierce thee?   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pier·cing a. Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust. Piercing eloquence.”
 -- Pier*cing*ly, adv. -- Pier*cing*ness, n.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 piercing
      adj 1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine
             distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and
             politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike
             reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a
             fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative
             observations" [syn: acute, discriminating, incisive,
              keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, sharp]
      2: high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill
         whistle" [syn: shrill, sharp]
      3: as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a
         cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing
         knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism";
         "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain" [syn: cutting, keen,
          knifelike, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating]
      4: suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"; "the
         piercing needle" [syn: incisive]
      5: loud and sharp; "the piercing shriek of sirens"