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inwardness meaning and definition

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Definition of inwardness (noun)

  1. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  2. 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
  3. the quality or state of being inward or internal
    • "the inwardness of the body's organs"
    • antonym: externality
  4. preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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