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insightnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɪnˌsɑɪt/
a clear, deep, and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation, or the ability to have such an understanding: [C] Hurston’s writings were recognized for their insights. [U] His work shows originality and insight.
insightful
adjective  us   /ɪnˈsɑɪt·fəl, ˈɪnˌsɑɪt-/
an insightful observation
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insightnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈɪn.saɪt/  us   /ˈɪn.saɪt/
C1 (the ability to have) a clear, deep, and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation: It was an interesting book, full of fascinating insights into human relationships.

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insightful
adjective uk   /ˈɪn.saɪt.fəl/  us   /ˈɪn.saɪt.fəl/ approving
She has written an insightful account of the modern art world.
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