Definition of Inwardness

1. Noun. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience. "The nub of the story"




2. Noun. Preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values. "Inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright"
Generic synonyms: Cognitive State, State Of Mind
Derivative terms: Inward
Antonyms: Outwardness

3. Noun. The quality or state of being inward or internal. "The inwardness of the body's organs"
Generic synonyms: Position, Spatial Relation
Derivative terms: Inward
Antonyms: Outwardness

4. Noun. Preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values). "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"
Exact synonyms: Internality
Specialized synonyms: Otherworldliness, Spiritism, Spiritualism, Spirituality
Generic synonyms: Introversion
Attributes: Inward
Derivative terms: Inward
Antonyms: Outwardness

Definition of Inwardness

1. n. Internal or true state; essential nature; as, the inwardness of conduct.

Definition of Inwardness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being inward; directed towards the inside. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Internal or true state; essential nature. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) intimacy; familiarity ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) heartiness; earnestness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inwardness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inwardness

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inwardness (current term)
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Literary usage of Inwardness

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1. The Truth of Religion by Rudolf Eucken (1911)
"The Progressive Development of inwardness According to ... The development of the Spiritual Life becomes through this a progressive inwardness of existence. ..."

2. Outlines of the History of Ethics for English Readers by Henry Sidgwick (1896)
"But it remains true that the contrast with the " righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees" has always served to mark the requirement of " inwardness " as ..."

3. The History of Modern Painting by Richard Muther (1895)
"... the new idealists go so far as also to work out the sensations of their own inwardness, independently of any help from the old masters. ..."

4. Recent Advances in Theistic Philosophy of Religion by James Lindsay (1897)
"Such intuition, fancy-fed, as we find, where religious inwardness reigns, must be quite unacceptable to philosophic pantheism, which puts at a distance ..."

5. Some Elements of Forcefulness in the Comparisons of Jesus: With Comparative by Benjamin Willard Robinson (1904)
"NINTH ELEMENT OF POWER : inwardness. The last element of forcefulness in Jesus' comparisons which this paper contains is the peculiar inwardness which ..."

6. Light, Life and Love: Selections from the German Mystics of the Middle Ages by William Ralph Inge (1904)
"HOW TO INCREASE inwardness BY HUMILITY T>UT in thus comparing to the splendour and -•-' power of the sun the modes in which Jesus Christ comes, ..."

7. Ourselves and the Universe: Studies in Life and Religion by Jonathan Brierley (1903)
"The inwardness of Events. OUBS is the age of scientific analysis, and it might seem at first sight as though the whole of life had come under its sway. ..."

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