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    inwardness

    inwardness - Dictionary definition and meaning for word inwardness

    Definition
    (noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    Example Sentence
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story
    Definition
    (noun) preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values
    Example Sentence
    • the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness
    • inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright
    Definition
    (noun) the quality or state of being inward or internal
    Example Sentence
    • the inwardness of the body's organs
    Definition
    (noun) preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
    Synonyms : internality
    Example Sentence
    • Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness
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