inwardness

Primary Meanings of inwardness

1.
n
preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values
2.
n
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
3.
n
the quality or state of being inward or internal
Full Definitions of inwardness
1

n 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”
Antonyms:
outwardness
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

n preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)

“"Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch”
Synonyms:
internality
Antonyms:
outwardness
a concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts)
Types:
otherworldliness, spiritism, spiritualism, spirituality
concern with things of the spirit
Type of:
introversion
(psychology) an introverted disposition; concern with one's own thoughts and feelings
2

n 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
Types:
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bare bones
(plural) the most basic facts or elements
hypostasis
(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
quintessence
the purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuff
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
3

n the quality or state of being inward or internal

“the inwardness of the body's organs”
Antonyms:
externality, outwardness
the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
Type of:
position, spatial relation
the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

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