insightful

[in-sahyt-fuh l]

adjective

characterized by or displaying insight; perceptive.

Nearby words

  1. insider dealing,
  2. insider trading,
  3. insidious,
  4. insidiously,
  5. insight,
  6. insightfully,
  7. insigne,
  8. insignia,
  9. insignificance,
  10. insignificancy

Origin of insightful

First recorded in 1905–10; insight + -ful

Related formsin·sight·ful·ly, adverbin·sight·ful·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for insight-fulness

insightful

adj.

1881, from insight + -ful. Related: Insightfully; insightfulness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper