Definition of 'inwardness'
- the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
Synonyms: kernel substance core center essence gist heart heart and soul marrow meat nub pith sum nitty-gritty
- preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values; "the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness"; "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"
- the quality or state of being inward or internal; "the inwardness of the body's organs"
Antonyms: outwardness externality
- preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch