inwardness

inwardness - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
e.g.)
・Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness
internality

[ noun ]
■ the quality or state of being inward or internal
e.g.)
・the inwardness of the body's organs

[ noun ]
■ preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values
e.g.)
・the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness
・inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright

[ noun ]
■ the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
center , centre , core , essence , gist , heart , heart and soul , kernel , marrow , meat , nitty-gritty , nub , pith , substance , sum

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