insightful

adjective
in·​sight·​ful | \ ˈin-ˌsīt-fəl How to pronounce insightful (audio) , in-ˈsīt- How to pronounce insightful (audio) \

Definition of insightful

: exhibiting or characterized by insight insightful criticism

Other Words from insightful

insightfully adverb

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Examples of insightful in a Sentence

Her analysis of the problem was very insightful. a critical study featuring an insightful analysis of the novelist's recurring themes
Recent Examples on the Web Also take Gephi, for example, which makes patent data visualization that are highly insightful for business use cases. Deepak Syal, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 Dorothy Jeter is insightful in all of her appearances. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 18 July 2022 Along with insightful conversations, some of the video interviews apparently feature the famously confrontational Reed. Jem Aswad, Variety, 9 June 2022 Thanks to The Times for Mary McNamara’s excellent, insightful article about our apparent indifference to the climate crisis. Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2022 The book weaves insightful analysis of recovery culture with vivid tales of youthful self-destruction and a slow, harrowing crawl toward peace. The Week Staff, The Week, 14 Feb. 2022 An insightful article last month by the sportswriter Shalise Manza Young noted that, since 2016, three-quarters of the 40 head coaches hired had worked as offensive coordinators. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2022 Calix understands that data, coupled with insightful analysis, can be a powerful instrument to help BSPs grow their businesses and strengthen their existing subscriber relationships. Mark Vena, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 The casual writing makes the book’s 450-plus pages of text go down easy, even if the reader’s reward is more war stories than insightful analysis. Washington Post, 30 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of insightful

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insightful was in 1907

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12 Aug 2022

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“Insightful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insightful. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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insightful

adjective
in·​sight·​ful | \ ˈin-ˌsīt-fəl How to pronounce insightful (audio) , in-ˈ How to pronounce insightful (audio) \

Medical Definition of insightful

: exhibiting or characterized by insight insightful behavior

Other Words from insightful

insightfully adverb

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