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in·sight

 (ĭn′sīt′)
n.
1. The ability to discern the true nature of a situation, especially by intuition.
2. A perception produced by this ability.

insight

(ˈɪnˌsaɪt)
n
1. the ability to perceive clearly or deeply; penetration
2. a penetrating and often sudden understanding, as of a complex situation or problem
3. (Psychology) 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) psychiatry the ability to understand one's own problems, sometimes used to distinguish between psychotic and neurotic disorders
inˈsightful adj

in•sight

(ˈɪnˌsaɪt)

n.
1. an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, esp. through intuitive understanding.
2. penetrating mental discernment.
3. Psychol.
a. an understanding of the motivations behind one's thoughts or behavior.
b. (in psychotherapy) a recognition of the sources of one's emotional or mental problem.
[1150–1200]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insight - clear or deep perception of a situation
perception - knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception"
2.insight - a feeling of understanding
sensibility - refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions; "cruelty offended his sensibility"
3.insight - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situationinsight - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
discernment, savvy, understanding, apprehension - the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
light - mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
revelation - an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
breakthrough, find, discovery - a productive insight
flash - a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"
4.insight - grasping the inner nature of things intuitivelyinsight - grasping the inner nature of things intuitively
intuition - instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)

insight

noun
2. (with into) understanding of, perception of, awareness of, experience of, description of, introduction to, observation of, judgment of, revelation about, comprehension of, intuitiveness of The talk gave us some insight into the work they were doing.

insight

noun
1. The power to discern the true nature of a person or situation:
2. Deep, thorough, or mature understanding:
Translations
بَصيره، تَبَصُّر
proniknutí
forståelseindsigt
betekintésjó meglátás
innsæi; skilningur
ieskatsizpratne

insight

[ˈɪnsaɪt] N
1. (= understanding) → perspicacia f
a person of insightuna persona perspicaz
2. (= new perception) → nueva percepción f
to gain or get an insight into sthcomprender algo mejor, adquirir una nueva percepción de algo
the visit gave us an insight into their way of lifela visita nos ofreció la oportunidad de comprender mejor su manera de vivir

insight

[ˈɪnsaɪt] n
(= revealing glimpse) → aperçu m
an insight into sth → un aperçu de qch
to gain an insight into sth → avoir un aperçu de qch
During my time there I gained valuable insights into the profession → Pendant la période que j'ai passée là-bas, j'ai eu un aperçu intéressant de la profession.
to give sb an insight into sth → donner à qn un aperçu de qch
(= understanding, discernment) → sagacité f

insight

n
no plVerständnis nt; he lacks insightihm fehlt das Verständnis; his insight into my problemssein Verständnis für meine Probleme; insight into human natureMenschenkenntnis f
Einblick m (→ into in +acc); to gain (an) insight into something(einen) Einblick in etw gewinnen or bekommen; to give somebody (an) insight into somethingjdm (einen) Einblick in etw (acc)geben

insight

[ˈɪnˌsaɪt] n (perception) → perspicacia, intuito; (glimpse, idea) → intuizione f
to gain or get an insight into sth → potersi render conto di qc
to give sb an insight into sth → permettere a qn di capire qc

insight

(ˈinsait) noun
(the quality of having) an understanding of something. He shows remarkable insight (into children's problems).

in·sight

n. conocimiento; penetración;
v.
to get an ___ intoformarse una idea de; hacer un estudio detenido.

insight

n (psych) autoconocimiento, conocimiento de uno mismo
References in classic literature ?
I lay claim to no higher gift than a small insight into the glorious art of petitioning and thanksgiving, as practiced in psalmody.
What is called poetic insight is the gift of discerning, in this sphere of strangely mingled elements, the beauty and the majesty which are compelled to assume a garb so sordid.
A better book than I shall ever write was there; leaf after leaf presenting itself to me, just as it was written out by the reality of the flitting hour, and vanishing as fast as written, only because my brain wanted the insight, and my hand the cunning, to transcribe it.
As to Dolph, the case is this: that he has so long been engaged in imitating my graces and perfections, that he has, at last, really mistaken himself for his master; and I have been obliged to give him a little insight into his mistake.
The school teacher and the minister at Temperance had tried and failed; the young artist who came for the summer to sketch the red barn, the ruined mill, and the bridge ended by giving up all these local beauties and devoting herself to the face of a child,--a small, plain face illuminated by a pair of eyes carrying such messages, such suggestions, such hints of sleeping power and insight, that one never tired of looking into their shining depths, nor of fancying that what one saw there was the reflection of one's own thought.
In connection with this, there is one circumstance which makes your recollections peculiarly valuable, and renders your early insight the more remarkable.
I, on the contrary, became more cheerful, and took fresh courage: these last words gave me an insight as to where the difficulty lay; and as it was no difficulty with me, I felt quite relieved from my previous embarrassment.
The scheme she had privately devised against Michael Vanstone -- which Captain Wragge's sharp insight had partially penetrated when she first warned him that their partnership must be dissolved -- was a scheme which she could now plainly see must be abandoned as hopeless, in the case of Michael Vanstone's son.
But perhaps my brother's penetration may enable him to have some insight into his character.
She recalled the small details, the words, tones, and looks, in the critical scenes which had opened a new epoch for her by giving her a deeper insight into the relations and trials of life, or which had called on her for some little effort of forbearance, or of painful adherence to an imagined or real duty-- asking herself continually whether she had been in any respect blamable.
The supreme touch of the white rabbit pulling on his white gloves as he hastens is again absolutely the child's vision, but the white rabbit as guide and introducer of Alice's adventures belongs to mature grown insight.
The tone of Trefusis's voice, rich with truth and earnestness, his quick insight, and his passionate warning to her not to heed him, convinced her that she had entered into a relation destined to influence her whole life.