Definitions for inwardness

Definitions for (noun) inwardness

Main entry: internality, inwardness

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

Usage: Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness- H.R.Finch

Main entry: inwardness

Definition: the quality or state of being inward or internal

Usage: the inwardness of the body's organs

Main entry: inwardness

Definition: preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values

Usage: the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness; inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright

Main entry: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

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