insightful

adjective in·sight·ful \ ˈin-ˌsīt-fəl , in-ˈsīt- \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of insightful

: exhibiting or characterized by insight
  • insightful criticism

insightfully

adverb

Examples of insightful in a Sentence

  1. Her analysis of the problem was very insightful.

  2. a critical study featuring an insightful analysis of the novelist's recurring themes

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First Known Use of insightful

1907


INSIGHTFUL Defined for English Language Learners

insightful

adjective

Definition of insightful for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing a very clear understanding of something : having or showing insight


Medical Dictionary

insightful

adjective in·sight·ful \ ˈin-ˌsīt-fəl , in-ˈ \

medical Definition of insightful

: exhibiting or characterized by insight
  • insightful behavior

insightfully

adverb


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