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introspectiveness

Definitions

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  • n. The state of being introspective.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. thoughtfulness about your own situation and feelings

Etymologies

introspective +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Slow paced sci-fi film that has gained some admiration over the years due to its introspectiveness, markedly different from the kiddie-oriented fare of its time.

    2009 November : Scrubbles.net

  • Stephen's narratives cover the gamut of deep introspectiveness to epic, world-changing events.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • A little introspectiveness, and a lot less vitriol, may help you to recognize that a Manichean though process will do little on the road to nuance and greater understanding.

    Photo Shows Clinton Met With, Received Wright

  • Night, that strange personality, which within walls brings ominous introspectiveness and self-distrust, but under the open sky banishes such subjective anxieties as too trivial for thought, inspired Marty South with a less perturbed and brisker manner now.

    The Woodlanders

  • For some reason -- Heimdall's displeasure with me, my own introspectiveness, my reputation for not suffering technological idiots, or the rumour that I didn't need gauntlets to throw thunderbolts -- few of the Guards struck up conversations with me within the Tower itself.

    Timegod's World

  • There is in his blood the fantastical romance of the Elizabethans; the love of spiritual contemplation which marked the seventeenth-century mystic; the passionate adoration of Nature and the open air which came with the early nineteenth century; modern introspectiveness; and that habit of symbolism with which Rossetti and his school have made us familiar.

    Personality in Literature

  • And for me, this regenerator crowned with a saintly aureole remains a glorified marabout -- an intellectual dissolvent; the importer of that oriental introspectiveness which culminated in the idly-splendid yearnings of Plato, paved the way for the quaint Alexandrian

    Old Calabria

  • Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner both praised him as a writer who brought a new tremor of feeling, a new sense of introspectiveness to the

    Winesburg, Ohio; a group of tales of Ohio small town life

  • By birth and principle a man of action, he has, even more than most of Browning's men of action, the curious introspectiveness of the philosophic onlooker.

    Robert Browning

  • Morbid introspectiveness and the spirit of revolt inevitably colour what is best in nineteenth-century Russia.

    Leo Tolstoy

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