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insightnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.saɪt/
C1 (the ​ability to have) a ​clear, ​deep, and sometimes ​suddenunderstanding of a ​complicatedproblem or ​situation: It was an ​interestingbook, ​full of ​fascinating insights intohumanrelationships.

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insightful
adjective uk   us   /-fəl/ approving
She has written an insightful ​account of the ​modernartworld.
(Definition of insight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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insightnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɪnˌsɑɪt/
a ​clear, ​deep, and sometimes ​suddenunderstanding of a ​complicatedproblem or ​situation, or the ​ability to have such an ​understanding: [C] Hurston’s writings were ​recognized for ​their insights. [U] His ​workshows originality and insight.
insightful
adjective  us   /ɪnˈsɑɪt·fəl, ˈɪnˌsɑɪt-/
an insightful ​observation
(Definition of insight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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