heart-searching

[ hahrt-sur-ching ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌsɜr tʃɪŋ /

noun

a thorough examination of one's feelings and motives; a self-examination of one's conscience.

Related forms

heart-search·er, noun
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heart-searching

noun

examination of one's feelings or conscience

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