Definition of inwardness (noun)
- the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
- preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values
- "the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness"; "inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright"
- antonym: outwardness
- the quality or state of being inward or internal
- "the inwardness of the body's organs"
- antonym: externality
- preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
Source: Princeton University Wordnet