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in·tro·spect

 (ĭn′trə-spĕkt′, ĭn′trə-spĕkt′)
intr.v. in·tro·spect·ed, in·tro·spect·ing, in·tro·spects
To engage in introspection.

[Latin intrōspicere, intrōspect-, to look into : intrō-, within; see en in Indo-European roots + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

in′tro·spec′tive adj.
in′tro·spec′tive·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.introspective - given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences
extrospective, extroverted - not introspective; examining what is outside yourself

introspective

adjective inward-looking, introverted, brooding, contemplative, meditative, subjective, pensive, inner-directed I'm very introspective and shy; terribly so.
Translations

introspective

[ˌɪntrəʊˈspektɪv] ADJintrospectivo

introspective

[ˌɪntrəˈspɛktɪv] adjintrospectif/ive

introspective

adj personselbstbeobachtend, introspektiv (geh); novel, remarksintrospektiv

introspective

[ˌɪntrəʊˈspɛktɪv] adjintrospettivo/a
References in classic literature ?
However, they are young people of the introspective modern type, with a new theory for everything.
I think so,' murmured the Provincial Mayor; and, knitting his brows, he lapsed into an introspective state, his lips moving as one who repeats mystic words.
Then he stood before the fire and looked me over in his singular introspective fashion.
His eyes, which were of a peculiarly light, watery gray, seemed to always retain that far-away, introspective look which I had only observed in Sherlock's when he was exerting his full powers.
But, in his heart, when he meets that, cold, blue, introspective eye, he quakes.
A very different Holmes, this active, alert man, from the introspective and pallid dreamer of Baker Street.
His face had fallen into graver lines, his eyes seemed fixed with a curious introspective steadiness on a huge calendar which hung from the wall.
We were, in truth, nearly always together, and being of an introspective turn of mind I often endeavored to analyze and define the novel feeling with which she inspired me--a secret, subtle, but powerful attraction which constantly impelled me to seek her; but the attempt was hopeless.
Slowly the sparkle point of consciousness and identity that was John Tarwater sank, deeper and deeper, into the profounds of his being that had been compounded ere man was man, and while he was becoming man, when he, first of all animals, regarded himself with an introspective eye and laid the beginnings of morality in foundations of nightmare peopled by the monsters of his own ethic- thwarted desires.
Billee's one fault was his excessive good nature, while Joe was the very opposite, sour and introspective, with a perpetual snarl and a malignant eye.
This, like "The Wanderer", is one of the many introspective passages in the work, and is full of innuendos and hints as to the Nietzschean outlook on life.
But when we approach psychology from a more introspective standpoint, we have to distinguish sensations and perceptions, if possible, from other mental occurrences, if any.