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inwardness

[ in-werd-nis ]
/ ˈɪn wərd nɪs /
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noun

the state of being inward or internal: the inwardness of the body's organs.
depth of thought or feeling; concern with one's own affairs and oneself; introspection.
preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature; spirituality.
the fundamental or intrinsic character of something; essence.
inner meaning or significance.

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Origin of inwardness

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at inward, -ness

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