Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun insight

4 senses of insight

Sense 1
penetration, insight -- (clear or deep perception of a situation)
       => perception -- (knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception")

Sense 2
insight, perceptiveness, perceptivity -- (a feeling of understanding)
       => sensibility -- (refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions; "cruelty offended his sensibility")

Sense 3
insight, brainstorm, brainwave -- (the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation)
       => understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy -- (the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect")

Sense 4
insight, sixth sense -- (grasping the inner nature of things intuitively)
       => intuition -- (instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes))

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