- an understanding of relationships that sheds light on or helps solve a problem.
- (in psychotherapy) the recognition of sources of emotional difficulty.
- an understanding of the motivational forces behind one's actions, thoughts, or behavior; self-knowledge.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH insightincite, insight
How to use insight in a sentence
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.
But those weapons are of limited utility, especially during close-in fights.
And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.Children's Ways|James Sully
But at the instant I caught a sight of my counterfeit presentment in a shop window, and veiled my haughty crest.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.
British Dictionary definitions for insight
- the capacity for understanding one's own or another's mental processes
- the immediate understanding of the significance of an event or action
Derived forms of insightinsightful, adjective
Medical definitions for insight
Other words from insightin′sight•ful (ĭn′sīt′fəl, ĭn-sīt′-) adj.
Other Idioms and Phrases with insight
Within one's range of vision, as in The sailboat was still in sight on the horizon. [c. 1200]
Also, in one's sight or sights. Before one's eyes; also, within one's awareness. For example, In the world's sight he was at fault, or Harold had that promotion firmly in his sights. [c. 1200]