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 (ĭn-sīt′fəl, ĭn′sīt′-)
Showing or having insight; perceptive.

in·sight′ful·ly adv.
in·sight′ful·ness n.
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Noun1.insightfulness - shrewdness shown by keen insightinsightfulness - shrewdness shown by keen insight  
astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
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The great strength of the collection, however, is its second part, "Approaches," which is remarkable for the diversity, novelty, and insightfulness of approaches to teaching Chesnutt it contains.
This insightfulness contributes to the strongest accomplishments of the novel: the characters.
Surely, someone may find certain lapses and deficiencies in the book, having room for improvement but one thing that is final is that it would be the herald of transferring modern knowledge in Urdu, creating new biological questions, insightfulness and matter-of-fact thinking and approach toward scientific development of individual, society and state wherein the politics would not be the commerce of devil but of human faculty flourishing on strong ethics, code of conduct, rule of law, respect for the constitution and love for democracy.
Do not tell your words in a crooked way/Or Molla Kasim will come and straighten you." The prediction of these words made Molla Kasim realize the insightfulness of the poet whose words he had just discarded, and he decided to keep the poems he still had in hand to pass on to future generations.
Still the sheer originality, the theoretical depth, the sociological insightfulness and the intellectual freedom (as in Nietzsche's gay science) are undeniable.
The youngest sister symbolised a naivety and innocence in the face of this danger, with the older sisters reflecting the knowing insightfulness of the psyche, who warn against romanticising the predator.
The Stillpoint Literary Magazine reviewer praises the author for her "keen ear for real dialogue"--dialogue that's "messy, halted, where the characters don't always say exactly the right thing"--and Publishers Weekly cites her insightfulness in capturing the "sometimes claustrophobic nature of teen friendships." Nothing is certain in this novel.
(19) But then Beaglehole launches into a fine commentary that has yet to be bettered for succinctness and insightfulness into New Zealand's political affairs during the years from 1946 to 1961, particularly his detail of the prime ministers.
However, further education and training for these health professional is needed to increase insightfulness and improve clinical practice.
Even when it undergoes various phases, Zaidi depicts the female body with a great deal of insightfulness.
Competence and learning in the law The petitioner practiced for twenty-five years before his suspension and was respected by his colleagues for his legal abilities in criminal defense, his emotional intelligence, and his insightfulness in dealing with clients and their cases.
In a more recent study, Oppenheim, Koren-Karie, Dolev, and Yirmiya (2012) found that children's attachment security was associated with maternal resolution and insightfulness.