[ in-werd-nis ]
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  1. the state of being inward or internal: the inwardness of the body's organs.

  2. depth of thought or feeling; concern with one's own affairs and oneself; introspection.

  1. preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature; spirituality.

  2. the fundamental or intrinsic character of something; essence.

  3. inner meaning or significance.

Origin of inwardness

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

Words Nearby inwardness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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