characterized by or displaying insight; perceptive.

1905–10; insight + -ful

insightfully, adverb
insightfulness, noun

incitable, insightful. Unabridged
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insight (ˈɪnˌsaɪt)
1.  the ability to perceive clearly or deeply; penetration
2.  a penetrating and often sudden understanding, as of a complex situation or problem
3.  psychol
 a.  the capacity for understanding one's own or another's mental processes
 b.  the immediate understanding of the significance of an event or action
4.  psychiatry the ability to understand one's own problems, sometimes used to distinguish between psychotic and neurotic disorders

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Word Origin & History

1907, from insight + -ful.
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Example sentences
Here are ten insightful travelogues that will inspire rather than dictate.
Develop a list of insightful, probing questions to ask the interviewer.
The team have put together a really insightful explanation of their thinking,
  approach and purpose behind the story.
He becomes my patient and insightful scalping adviser.
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