introspective

[ in-truh-spek-tiv ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈspɛk tɪv /

adjective

characterized by introspection, the act or process of looking into oneself.

Nearby words

  1. intropin,
  2. introrse,
  3. introrsely,
  4. introspect,
  5. introspection,
  6. introsusception,
  7. introversion,
  8. introvert,
  9. introverted,
  10. intrude

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Word Origin and History for introspectiveness

introspective

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper