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Princeton's WordNet

  1. penetration, insightnoun

    clear or deep perception of a situation

  2. insight, perceptiveness, perceptivitynoun

    a feeling of understanding

  3. insight, brainstorm, brainwavenoun

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

  4. insight, sixth sensenoun

    grasping the inner nature of things intuitively


  1. insightnoun

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

  2. insightnoun

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

  3. insightnoun

    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. insightnoun

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

  5. insightnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Insightnoun

    Inspection; deep view; knowledge of the interiour parts; thorough skill in any thing.

    Etymology: insicht, Dutch. This word had formerly the accent on the first syllable.

    Hardy shepherd, such as thy merits, such may be her insight
    Justly to grant thee reward. Philip Sidney.

    Straightway sent with careful diligence
    To fetch a leech, the which had great insight
    In that disease of grieved conscience,
    And well could cure the same; his name was patience. Edmund Spenser.

    Now will be the right season of forming them to be able writers, when they shall be thus fraught with an universal insight into things. John Milton.

    The use of a little insight in those parts of knowledge, which are not a man's proper business, is to accustom our minds to all sorts of ideas. John Locke.

    A garden gives us a great insight into the contrivance and wisdom of providence, and suggests innumerable subjects of meditation. Spectator.

    Due consideration, and a deeper insight into things, would soon have made them sensible of their error. John Woodward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insightnoun

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

  2. Insightnoun

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insight

    in′sīt, n. sight into: thorough knowledge or skill: power of acute observation.

Editors Contribution

  1. insight

    The intuitive ability and quality of feeling, knowing and understanding accurately and logically.

    Divine insight and knowledge is very enlightening and empowers us with intelligence to change what we are currently experiencing and we are very grateful x

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Insight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Insight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Insight in a Sentence

  1. Med Jones:

    Contrary to popular belief, transformation cannot be based on a single event, advice, book, or seminar. These things may lead to a new insight or even a temporary change, however, real transformation requires the formation of new thinking patterns and behavioral habits. Transformation requires consistent action and time to reinforce new learned values and drop old ones. Once the process of transformation is completed, it will change who you are, your life and the lives of the people around you.

  2. Peter Marks:

    Now is the time to discuss the need for future boosters as we aim to move forward safely, with COVID-19 becoming a virus like others such as influenza that we prepare for, protect against, and treat, bringing together our panel of expert scientific external advisors in an open, transparent discussion about booster vaccination is an important step to gain insight, input and expert advice as we begin to formulate the best regulatory strategy to address COVID-19 and virus variants going forward.

  3. Ryan Reynolds:

    Representation and diversity need to be completely immersive, like, it needs to be embedded at the root of storytelling, and that's in both marketing and Hollywood. When you add perspective and insight that isn't your own, you grow. And you grow your company, too.

  4. Rowdy Gaines:

    I know he’s going to offer some incredible insight on especially those races that he has won so many gold medals in.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    Life is about capturing the magic of the moment that gives the inspiring power to forge ahead into a world of insight and understanding.

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