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English noun: inwardness

1. inwardness (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience


SamplesThe gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.


Synonymscenter, 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


SamplesThe 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


Antonymsoutwardness

3. inwardness (attribute) the quality or state of being inward or internal


SamplesThe inwardness of the body's organs.


Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation


Antonymsexternality, outwardness

4. inwardness (attribute) preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)


SamplesSocrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness.


Synonymsinternality


Broader (hypernym)introversion


Narrower (hyponym)otherworldliness, spiritism, spiritualism, spirituality


Attributeinward


Antonymsoutwardness









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