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Synonyms for penetration
ˌpɛn ɪˈtreɪ ʃənpen·e·tra·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. penetration

    Sharpness, acuteness, and insight, however keen, and penetration, however deep, fall short of the meaning of acumen, which implies also ability to use these qualities to advantage. There are persons of keen insight and great penetration to whom these powers are practically useless. Acumen is sharpness to some purpose, and belongs to a mind that is comprehensive as well as keen. Cleverness is a practical aptitude for study or learning. Insight and discernment are applied oftenest to the judgment of character; penetration and perspicacity to other subjects of knowledge. Sagacity is an uncultured skill in using quick perceptions for a desired end, generally in practical affairs; acumen may increase with study, and applies to the most erudite matters. Shrewdness is keenness or sagacity, often with a somewhat evil bias, as ready to take advantage of duller intellects. Perspicacity is the power to see clearly through that which is difficult or involved. We speak of the acuteness of an observer or a reasoner, the insight and discernment of a student, a clergyman, or a merchant, the sagacity of a hound, the keenness of a debater, the shrewdness of a usurer, the penetration, perspicacity, and acumen of a philosopher.

    Synonyms:
    acumen, acuteness, cleverness, discernment, insight, keenness, perspicacity, sagacity, sharpness, shrewdness

    Antonyms:
    bluntness, dulness, obtuseness, stupidity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. penetration

    Synonyms:
    discernment, observation, sagacity, acuteness, discrimination, insight, sharpness

    Antonyms:
    indiscernment, dulness, indiscrimination, stolidity, hebetude, shortsightedness, shallowness, obtuseness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. penetration, incursionnoun

    an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

    Synonyms:
    incursion, insight

  2. penetration, insightnoun

    clear or deep perception of a situation

    Synonyms:
    perceptiveness, insight, perceptivity, brainwave, brainstorm, incursion, sixth sense

  3. penetrationnoun

    the act of entering into or through something

    "the penetration of upper management by women"

    Synonyms:
    incursion, insight

  4. penetrationnoun

    the ability to make way into or through something

    "the greater penetration of the new projectiles will result in greater injuries"

    Synonyms:
    incursion, insight

  5. penetrationnoun

    the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target)

    Synonyms:
    incursion, insight

  6. penetrationnoun

    the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman

    Synonyms:
    incursion, insight

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. penetrationnoun

    Synonyms:
    penetrating

  2. penetrationnoun

    Synonyms:
    acuteness, discernment, sagacity, shrewdness, astuteness, sharpness, perspicacity, insight, mother-wit, quick parts

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. penetrationnoun

    Synonyms:
    piercing, perforation, acuteness, discernment, sharpness, interpenetration

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How to use penetration in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Pottinger:

    Assembling dossiers on people has always been a feature of Leninist regimes, but Beijing’s penetration of digital networks worldwide, including using 5G networks … has really taken this to a new level.

  2. Matthias Berninger:

    Pet food penetration in China is very, very low, people didn't believe chocolate would ever be something Chinese consumers would like, let alone that Chinese consumers would become passionate pet owners.

  3. Hani El-Kukhun:

    In Kuwait, market penetration is at an all-time high so the key is here how you get your customers to spend more on data.

  4. Mitchell Pratt:

    As you get more economies of scale, you'll see more and more shifting over to natural gas, i think you are going to see larger and larger penetration of natural gas trucks in the marketplace. The economics are there.

  5. Alyssa Dweck:

    Around 70 percent of women orgasm through direct clitoral stimulation rather than vaginal penetration.


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