Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: insight
IPA transcription: ['ɪns,aɪt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: penetration, insight
    Meaning: clear or deep perception of a situation
  • Synonyms: insight, perceptiveness, perceptivity
    Meaning: a feeling of understanding
  • Synonyms: insight, brainstorm, brainwave
    Meaning: the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
Usage examples
  • This extension of our insight makes foresight more accurate and comprehensive.
  • Mrs Verloc, his only sister, guardian, and protector, could not pretend to such depths of insight.
  • People say she has great insight into character, and sees, at a glance, what others only learn after much study.
  • The remark was profound in its way, and showed a far deeper insight into political matters than he imagined Joe possessed.
  • With great ingenuity, remarkable scientific insight, and consummate experimental skill, he stands in many respects almost on a level with Galileo.
  • To become, on the contrary, practical, to guide conduct, to transform character, are old claims, which with fuller insight it ought finally to give up.
  • "Well, then," said I, "you will have to find some secret spring of inspiration, some point of vantage from which you can get your outlook and your insight."
  • The effect was inevitable. No man ever struggled to retain power over a mixed multitude without suffering vitiation; his standard must be their lower needs and not his own best insight.
  • To the religionist, knowledge is something that is contained in an infallible and supernatural statement or insight. Religion exalts the transcendental; science manipulates only the material.
  • In a word, nature would have taken care that reason should not break forth into practical exercise, nor have the presumption, with its weak insight, to think out for itself the plan of happiness, and of the means of attaining it.