Simple Definition of insight
: the ability to understand people and situations in a very clear way
: an understanding of the true nature of something
Examples of insight in a sentence
… I had a big insight and a little insight about the book. —Rust Hills, Esquire, April 1973
… realizing this gave me no insight into how to correct it. —Bartley McSwine, Change, May–June 1971
… might well offer fresh insights as to the character and extent of the social adaptation involved. —George C. Barker, ETC, Summer 1945
He is a leader of great insight.
The author analyzes the problem with remarkable insight.
I had a sudden insight.
Her book provides us with fresh new insights into this behavior.
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INSIGHT Defined for Kids
Definition of insight for Students
1 : the ability to understand a person or a situation very clearly
2 : the understanding of the truth of a situation
Medical Definition of insight
1: understanding or awareness of one's mental or emotional state or condition
2: immediate and clear understanding (as seeing the solution to a problem or the means to reaching a goal) that takes place without recourse to overt trial-and-error behavior
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