- to practice introspection; consider one's own internal state or feelings.
- to look into or examine (one's own mind, feelings, etc.).
Origin of introspect
First recorded in 1675–85; back formation from introspection
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Examples from the Web for introspecting
- (intr) to examine and analyse one's own thoughts and feelings
Word Origin and History for introspecting
1680s, from Latin introspectus, past participle of introspicere "look at, look into" (see introspection). Related: Introspected; introspecting.
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