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Meaning of word inwardness from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

inwardness   noun

Meaning : The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.

Example : The gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.

Synonyms : center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum

Meaning : Preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values.

Example : The sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness.
Inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright.

Concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit.

What is the origin of the outwardness of our sensations of sound, smell, or taste.
An abstract conception with feelings of reality and spatial outwardness attached to it.

Meaning : The quality or state of being inward or internal.

Example : The inwardness of the body's organs.

The quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior.

The outwardness of the world.
externality, outwardness

Meaning : Preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values).

Example : Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness.

Synonyms : internality

A concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts).

Hearty showmanship and all-round outwardness.