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  Definition of inwardness
  1. preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates'' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
  2. the quality or state of being inward or internal; "the inwardness of the body''s organs"
  3. preoccupation especially with one''s attitudes and ethical or ideological values; "the sensitiveness of James''s characters, their seeming inwardness"; "Socrates'' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"
  4. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor''s argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
Similar Words: kernel, substance, core, center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty

 

Hyponyms: spirituality, spiritualism, otherworldliness, bare bones, hypostasis, quiddity, haecceity, quintessence, stuff

 

Attributes: inward

 

Derivational Morphology: summate

 

 
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