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introspective

[in-truh-spek-tiv]
adjective
  1. characterized by introspection, the act or process of looking into oneself.
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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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Word Origin and History for introspectiveness

introspective

adj.

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

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