Definitions for insightˈɪnˌsaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, esp. through intuitive understanding.

  2. penetrating mental discernment.

  3. Psychol. an understanding of the motivations behind one's thoughts or behavior. (in psychotherapy) a recognition of the sources of one's emotional or mental problem.

    Category: Psychology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. penetration, insight(noun)

    clear or deep perception of a situation

  2. insight, perceptiveness, perceptivity(noun)

    a feeling of understanding

  3. insight, brainstorm, brainwave(noun)

    the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

  4. insight, sixth sense(noun)

    grasping the inner nature of things intuitively

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. insight(noun)ˈɪnˌsaɪt

    ***a clear understanding or the ability to understand the truth

    The interview gives us an insight into her character.; to gain insight into sth; a moment of insight and inspiration; an insightful look at the coming decade


  1. insight(Noun)

    A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; frequently used with into.

  2. insight(Noun)

    Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.

  3. insight(Noun)

    Knowledge (usually derived from consumer understanding) that a company applies in order to make a product or brand perform better and be more appealing to customers

  4. insight(Noun)

    The act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively

  5. insight(Noun)

    An extended understanding of a subject resulting from identification of relationships and behaviors within a model, context, or scenario.

  6. Origin: From insight, insiht, from in- (from ) + sight, siht, or from insiht. Compare inzicht, Einsicht. More at in, sight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insight(noun)

    a sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; -- frequently used with into

  2. Insight(noun)

    power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception


  1. Insight on the News

    Insight on the News was an American conservative print and online news magazine. It was owned by News World Communications, an international media conglomerate then owned by the Unification Church, which owned The Washington Times and now owns United Press International and newspapers in Japan, South Korea, Africa, and South America. Insight's reporting often resulted in journalistic controversy.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'insight' in Nouns Frequency: #1717

Anagrams of insight

  1. sight in

Translations for insight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the quality of having) an understanding of something

He shows remarkable insight (into children's problems).

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