introspection


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in·tro·spec·tion

 (ĭn′trə-spĕk′shən)
n.
Contemplation of one's own thoughts, feelings, and sensations; self-examination.

in′tro·spec′tion·al adj.

introspection

(ˌɪntrəˈspɛkʃən)
n
the examination of one's own thoughts, impressions, and feelings, esp for long periods
[C17: from Latin intrōspicere to look within, from intro- + specere to look]
ˌintroˈspectional, ˌintroˈspective adj
ˌintroˈspectionist n
ˌintroˈspectively adv
ˌintroˈspectiveness n

in•tro•spec•tion

(ˌɪn trəˈspɛk ʃən)

n.
1. observation or examination of one's own mental and emotional state, mental processes, etc.
2. the tendency or disposition to do this.
[1670–80; derivative, on the model of inspection, from Latin intrōspicere to look into]
in`tro•spec′tion•al, adj.
in`tro•spec′tion•ist, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.introspection - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conductintrospection - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
self-analysis, soul-searching - a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
examen, examination - a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)

introspection

noun self-examination, brooding, self-analysis, navel-gazing (slang), introversion, heart-searching He had always had his moments of quiet introspection.
Translations
introspekce
introspekcijasamoopažanje

introspection

[ˌɪntrəʊˈspekʃən] Nintrospección f

introspection

[ˌɪntrəˈspɛkʃən] nintrospection f

introspection

nSelbstbeobachtung f, → Introspektion f (geh)

introspection

[ˌɪntrəʊˈspɛkʃn] nintrospezione f

in·tro·spec·tion

n. introspección, análisis propio o de sí mismo-a.

introspection

n introspección f
References in classic literature ?
If not the thing itself, it is marvellously like it, and the more so for that ethereal and intangible quality which causes it all to vanish at too close an introspection.
He thus typified the constant introspection wherewith he tortured, but could not purify himself.
In the New South Dock there was certainly no time for remorse, introspection, repentance, or any phenomena of inner life either for the captive ships or for their officers.
He resembled his sister not in feature, but in the expression of his clear, bright eye, completely void of introspection, and in the way he smiled.
With all his powers of introspection, he had not yet fathomed the fact that it was a fear of his own, until now utterly unsuspected, capacity for recklessness.
His eye gleamed unprofessionally for a moment before resuming its habitual expression of quiet introspection.
He accepted the deformity which had made life so hard for him; he knew that it had warped his character, but now he saw also that by reason of it he had acquired that power of introspection which had given him so much delight.
But a second of introspection had the alarming result of showing him that his mind, when looked at from within, was no longer familiar ground.
Morbid timidity and equally morbid religious introspection, aggravated by disappointments in love, prevented him as a young man from accepting a very comfortable clerkship in the House of Lords and drove him into intermittent insanity, which closed more darkly about him in his later years.
It is the privi- lege of early youth to live in advance of its days in all the beautiful continuity of hope which knows no pauses and no introspection.
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Therefore, a process of introspection and churning is underway in the party.