insightful

What English teachers want from students writing papers is insightful analysis –– thinking that sees beyond the obvious and expresses an original thought.

With this word, remember in- and -sight-. When you have the ability to look (sight) inside (in) something––a painting, a discussion, a situation––and find what others aren't seeing, you are being insightful. An insightful person is someone capable of deep, insightful thinking.

DEFINITIONS OF: insightful

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adj exhibiting insight or clear and deep perception

“an insightful parent”
“"the chapter is insightful and suggestive of new perspectives"-R.C.Angell”
Synonyms
perceptive
having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment
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