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insightful

[in-sahyt-fuh l] /ˈɪnˌsaɪt fəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by or displaying insight; perceptive.
Origin of insightful
1905-1910
1905-10; insight + -ful
Related forms
insightfully, adverb
insightfulness, noun
Can be confused
incitable, insightful.
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  • As if she had been guilty of thoughts too insightful, Mrs. Pendyce blushed.

    The Country House John Galsworthy
Word Origin and History for insightful
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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