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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 ?
Thorpe a clearer insight into his real opinion on the subject; but she checked herself, because it appeared to her that he did not excel in giving those clearer insights, in making those things plain which he had before made ambiguous; and, joining to this, the consideration that he would not really suffer his sister and his friend to be exposed to a danger from which he might easily preserve them, she concluded at last that he must know the carriage to be in fact perfectly safe, and therefore would alarm herself no longer.
For these abnormal insights of the adepts ought to be normal, and things of course.
They shook him with lines of thought that were new to him; and gave him insights, not into new biological laws, but into new applications of the old laws.
Shelby, "could not you give me some little insight into yours; a list of all your debts, at least, and of all that is owed to you, and let me try and see if I can't help you to economize.
In connection with this, there is one circumstance which makes your recollections peculiarly valuable, and renders your early insight the more remarkable.
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.
And thus, in a few days, by the help of a very faithful memory, I got some insight into their language.
He had been angered at first -- he confessed -- by my ambition to soar to Dimensions above the Third; but, since then, he had received fresh insight, and he was not too proud to acknowledge his error to a Pupil.
Therefore, if he who rules a principality cannot recognize evils until they are upon him, he is not truly wise; and this insight is given to few.
Perhaps you have read him without insight, Barbara?
But the writer of the article in question goes on to point out, with insight and justice, that for a great number of people (20,000, I think he says) it is a means of livelihood - that it is, in his own words, an industry.
Within the last few, years American and English vessels engaged in the extensive whale fisheries of the Pacific have occasionally, when short of provisions, put into the commodious harbour which there is in one of the islands; but a fear of the natives, founded on the recollection of the dreadful fate which many white men have received at their hands, has deterred their crews from intermixing with the population sufficiently to gain any insight into their peculiar customs and manners.