[ in-truh-spek-tiv ]
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  1. characterized by introspection, the act or process of looking into oneself.

Origin of introspective

First recorded in 1800–10; from Latin intrōspect(us), past participle of intrōspicere “to look within” + -ive; see introspection

Other words from introspective

  • in·tro·spec·tive·ly, adverb
  • in·tro·spec·tive·ness, noun
  • non·in·tro·spec·tive, adjective
  • non·in·tro·spec·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·in·tro·spec·tive·ness, noun
  • un·in·tro·spec·tive, adjective
  • un·in·tro·spec·tive·ly, adverb

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