[in-sahyt-fuh l]


characterized by or displaying insight; perceptive.

Origin of insightful

First recorded in 1905–10; insight + -ful
Related formsin·sight·ful·ly, adverbin·sight·ful·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of insightful

Historical Examples of insightful

  • As if she had been guilty of thoughts too insightful, Mrs. Pendyce blushed.

    The Country House

    John Galsworthy

Word Origin and History for insightful

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper