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[in-sahyt-fuh l] /ˈɪnˌsaɪt fəl/
characterized by or displaying insight; perceptive.
Origin of insightful
1905-10; insight + -ful
Related forms
insightfully, adverb
insightfulness, noun
Can be confused
incitable, insightful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Word Origin and History for insightful

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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