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Princeton's WordNet

  1. penetration, insight(noun)

    clear or deep perception of a situation

    perceptiveness, penetration, perceptivity, brainwave, brainstorm, incursion, sixth sense

  2. insight, perceptiveness, perceptivity(noun)

    a feeling of understanding

    perceptiveness, appreciation, penetration, taste, discernment, perceptivity, brainwave, brainstorm, sixth sense

  3. insight, brainstorm, brainwave(noun)

    the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

    perceptiveness, penetration, cortical potential, perceptivity, brainwave, brainstorm, brain wave, sixth sense

  4. insight, sixth sense(noun)

    grasping the inner nature of things intuitively

    penetration, perceptivity, brainstorm, brainwave, sixth sense, perceptiveness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insight

    Sharpness, acuteness, and insight, however keen, and penetration, however deep, fall short of the meaning of acumen, which implies also ability to use these qualities to advantage. There are persons of keen insight and great penetration to whom these powers are practically useless. Acumen is sharpness to some purpose, and belongs to a mind that is comprehensive as well as keen. Cleverness is a practical aptitude for study or learning. Insight and discernment are applied oftenest to the judgment of character; penetration and perspicacity to other subjects of knowledge. Sagacity is an uncultured skill in using quick perceptions for a desired end, generally in practical affairs; acumen may increase with study, and applies to the most erudite matters. Shrewdness is keenness or sagacity, often with a somewhat evil bias, as ready to take advantage of duller intellects. Perspicacity is the power to see clearly through that which is difficult or involved. We speak of the acuteness of an observer or a reasoner, the insight and discernment of a student, a clergyman, or a merchant, the sagacity of a hound, the keenness of a debater, the shrewdness of a usurer, the penetration, perspicacity, and acumen of a philosopher.

    acumen, acuteness, cleverness, discernment, keenness, penetration, perspicacity, sagacity, sharpness, shrewdness

    bluntness, dulness, obtuseness, stupidity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insight(n.)

    deep view, thorough knowledge

  2. insight(n.)

    discernment, penetration, quick perception

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

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  1. Jack Lew:

    I believe this engagement should give us greater insight into whether and how asset management products and activities could create risks to US financial stability.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Before the ability to understand yourself, study the spirit and beauty of truth, which opens the sight of insight.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The God rewarded knowledge carries such insight that neither needs university nor requires a certificate since it authenticates and accomplishes itself a unique authority within it.

  4. Elbert Hubbard:

    The man who craves disciples and wants followers is always more or less of a charlatan. The man of genuine worth and insight wants to be himself; and he wants others to be themselves, also.

  5. John Leventhal:

    This is really important information that gives us important insight into what is happening with child health in the United States, and this study shows us another reason why we need to keep it.

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