insightful

adjective

in·​sight·​ful ˈin-ˌsīt-fəl How to pronounce insightful (audio) in-ˈsīt- How to pronounce insightful (audio)
: exhibiting or characterized by insight
insightful criticism
insightfully adverb

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
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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insightful was in 1907

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“Insightful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insightful. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

insightful

adjective
in·​sight·​ful ˈin-ˌsīt-fəl How to pronounce insightful (audio) in-ˈ How to pronounce insightful (audio)
: exhibiting or characterized by insight
insightful behavior
insightfully adverb

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