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Synonyms for penetration
ˌpɛn ɪˈtreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. penetration, incursion(noun)

    an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

    Synonyms:
    incursion, insight

  2. penetration, insight(noun)

    clear or deep perception of a situation

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

  3. penetration(noun)

    the act of entering into or through something

    "the penetration of upper management by women"

    Synonyms:
    incursion, insight

  4. penetration(noun)

    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. penetration(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    incursion, insight

  6. penetration(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    incursion, insight

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. penetration(n.)

    Synonyms:
    penetrating

  2. penetration(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. penetration(n)

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

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How to use penetration in a sentence?

  1. Dan Donohoe:

    Although the incident does not appear to have been sexually motivated, the charges reflect that the attack involved an attempted or threatened penetration with a broom handle while one student was restrained by several others.

  2. Brian Gouldie:

    We want to make sure we remain ahead of the investment curve ... drive data penetration.

  3. Roger Connor:

    We will have to start preparing other markets at the right time, depending on when we believe the U.S. is going to peak and what level of penetration of the 115 million will be achieved, this will all determine when the next launches can be supported, including China.

  4. Richard Alonso:

    If EPA is going to use an extraordinary action like a waiver, then at least EPA must remove any structural impediments that prevent penetration of renewable fuels.

  5. Sandi Tenfelde:

    There are lots of ways to be intimate with your partner after the birth of a baby (hand holding, cuddling, massage and genital stimulation without vaginal penetration). Finding alternate ways of being intimate without vaginal penetration can be very therapeutic for the couple.


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