Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pierce

5 senses of pierce

Sense 1
pierce -- (cut or make a way through; "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 2
pierce -- (move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply; "The cold pierced her bones"; "Her words pierced the students")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 3
pierce -- (sound sharply or shrilly; "The scream pierced the night")
       => sound -- (give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy")

Sense 4
pierce, thrust -- (penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 5
pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Antonyms of adj pierced

1 sense of pierced

Sense 1
pierced, perforated, perforate, punctured -- (having a hole cut through; "pierced ears"; "a perforated eardrum"; "a punctured balloon")

INDIRECT (VIA cut) -> uncut -- (not cut)

Similarity of adj pierced

1 sense of pierced

Sense 1
pierced, perforated, perforate, punctured -- (having a hole cut through; "pierced ears"; "a perforated eardrum"; "a punctured balloon")
       => cut (vs. uncut) -- (separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists")

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