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INSIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insight mean? 

INSIGHT (noun)
  The noun INSIGHT has 4 senses:

1. clear or deep perception of a situation
2. a feeling of understanding
3. the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
4. grasping the inner nature of things intuitively

  Familiarity information: INSIGHT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSIGHT (noun)


Sense 1insight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clear or deep perception of a situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

insight; penetration

Hypernyms ("insight" is a kind of...):

perception (knowledge gained by perceiving)


Sense 2insight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of understanding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

perceptiveness; perceptivity; insight

Hypernyms ("insight" is a kind of...):

sensibility (refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions)


Sense 3insight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

brainstorm; brainwave; insight

Hypernyms ("insight" is a kind of...):

apprehension; discernment; savvy; understanding (the cognitive condition of someone who understands)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "insight"):

light (mental understanding as an enlightening experience)

revelation (an enlightening or astonishing disclosure)

breakthrough; discovery; find (a productive insight)

flash (a sudden brilliant understanding)


Sense 4insight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grasping the inner nature of things intuitively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

sixth sense; insight

Hypernyms ("insight" is a kind of...):

intuition (instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes))


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