Definitions of inwardness
  1. noun
    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”
    synonyms: interiority
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    concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit
    type of:
    cognitive state, state of mind
    the state of a person's cognitive processes
  2. noun
    preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
    “"Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch”
    synonyms: internality
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    a concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts)
    otherworldliness, spiritism, spiritualism, spirituality
    concern with things of the spirit
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    (psychology) an introverted disposition; concern with one's own thoughts and feelings
  3. noun
    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    synonyms: center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum
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    bare bones
    (plural) the most basic facts or elements
    (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
    haecceity, quiddity
    the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
    the purest and most concentrated essence of something
    a critically important or characteristic component
    type of:
    cognitive content, content, mental object
    the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
  4. noun
    the quality or state of being inward or internal
    “the inwardness of the body's organs”
    synonyms: interiority
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    exteriority, externality, outwardness
    the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
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    position, spatial relation
    the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
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