Etymology
Advertisement

inwardness (n.)

late 14c., from inward + -ness.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of inwardness

inwardness (n.)
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;
Synonyms: kernel / substance / core / center / centre / essence / gist / heart / heart and soul / marrow / meat / nub / pith / sum / nitty-gritty
inwardness (n.)
preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values;
the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness
inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright
inwardness (n.)
the quality or state of being inward or internal;
the inwardness of the body's organs
inwardness (n.)
preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch;
Synonyms: internality
From wordnet.princeton.edu