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inwardness

 
Noun inwardness has 4 senses
  1. kernel, substance, core, center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty - 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"
    --1 is a kind of content, cognitive content, mental object
    --1 has particulars:
     bare bones; hypostasis; quiddity, haecceity; quintessence; stuff
  2. inwardness - 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"
    --2 is a kind of
    cognitive state, state of mind
    Antonyms: outwardness
  3. inwardness - the quality or state of being inward or internal; "the inwardness of the body's organs"
    --3 is a kind of
    position, spatial relation
    Antonyms: outwardness, externality
  4. inwardness - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
    --4 is a kind of
    introversion
    Antonyms: outwardness
    --4 has particulars: spirituality, spiritualism, otherworldliness
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