English noun: inwardness
|1.||inwardness (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience|
|Samples||The gist of the prosecutor's argument.|
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.
|Synonyms||center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum|
|Broader (hypernym)||cognitive content, content, mental object|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff|
|2.||inwardness (cognition) preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values|
|Samples||The sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness.|
Inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright.
|Broader (hypernym)||cognitive state, state of mind|
|3.||inwardness (attribute) the quality or state of being inward or internal|
|Samples||The inwardness of the body's organs.|
|Broader (hypernym)||position, spatial relation|
|4.||inwardness (attribute) preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)|
|Samples||Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||otherworldliness, spiritism, spiritualism, spirituality|