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introspective

[in-truh-spek-tiv]
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  1. characterized by introspection, the act or process of looking into oneself.
Related formsin·tro·spec·tive·ly, adverbin·tro·spec·tive·ness, nounnon·in·tro·spec·tive, adjectivenon·in·tro·spec·tive·ly, adverbnon·in·tro·spec·tive·ness, nounun·in·tro·spec·tive, adjectiveun·in·tro·spec·tive·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for introspectively

Historical Examples

  • His seven years at Brockett's had been, introspectively, of little moment.

    Fortitude

    Hugh Walpole

  • Yet we do not usually speak of introspectively recognizing a sensation.

    Illusions

    James Sully

  • He had searched himself subjectively, introspectively, thoroughly: he knew he did not love her, but he had promised to marry her!

  • This inner response of getting ready for the task can be introspectively observed by a person who is new to this type of test.

    Psychology

    Robert S. Woodworth

  • "I have been looking forward to doing something of that sort," said Queed, introspectively.

    Queed

    Henry Sydnor Harrison


Word Origin and History for introspectively

introspective

adj.

1820, from Latin introspect-, past participle stem of introspicere (see introspection) + -ive.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper