Noun Definition


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

"The sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness", "Inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright"

Category: General

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

"Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"

Related Noun(s):internality

Category: General

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

Related Noun(s):center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, pith, substance, sum

Category: General

4.Definition: the quality or state of being inward or internal

"The inwardness of the body's organs"

Category: General