HyperDic: inwardness

English > 4 senses of the word inwardness:
NOUNcognitioninwardness, kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittythe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
cognitioninwardnesspreoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values
attributeinwardnessthe quality or state of being inward or internal
attributeinwardness, internalitypreoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
English > inwardness: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.
Synonymskernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
Narrowerbare bones(plural) the most basic facts or elements
hypostasis(metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
quiddity, haecceityThe essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessenceThe purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuffA critically important or characteristic component
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishcentro, corazón, enjundia, esencia, médula, meollo, núcleo, quid, sustancia
Catalanbessó, centre, cor, essència, nucli, quid, substància
English > inwardness: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaningpreoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values.
Examples
  • "the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness"
  • "inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright"
Broadercognitive state, state of mindThe state of a person's cognitive processes
OppositeoutwardnessConcern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit
Adjectivesinwardrelating to or existing in the mind or thoughts
English > inwardness: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality or state of being inward or internal.
Example"the inwardness of the body's organs"
Broaderposition, spatial relationThe spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
Oppositeoutwardness, externalityThe quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
Spanishinterioridad
Adjectivesinwarddirected or moving inward or toward a center
English > inwardness: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningpreoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values).
Example"Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
Synonyminternality
Attributesinwardrelating to or existing in the mind or thoughts
Narrowerspirituality, spiritualism, spiritism, otherworldlinessconcern with things of the spirit
Broaderintroversion(psychology) an introverted disposition
OppositeoutwardnessA concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts)
Adjectivesinwardrelating to or existing in the mind or thoughts

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