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1. Intimacy; familiarity.
2. Preoccupation with one's own thoughts or feelings; introspection.
3. The intrinsic or indispensable properties of something; essence.
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in•ward•ness(ˈɪn wərd nɪs)
1. the state of being inward or internal.
2. depth of thought or feeling; introspection.
3. preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature; spirituality.
4. the fundamental or intrinsic character of something; essence.
5. inner meaning or significance.
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|Noun||1.||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"|
essence, heart and soul, nitty-gritty, pith, substance, gist, kernel, meat, nub, sum, core, marrow, heart, center, centre
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
bare bones - (plural) the most basic facts or elements; "he told us only the bare bones of the story"
hypostasis - (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
haecceity, quiddity - the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessence - the purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuff - a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative"
|2.||inwardness - 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"|
outwardness - concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit; "what is the origin of the outwardness of our sensations of sound, smell, or taste"; "an abstract conception with feelings of reality and spatial outwardness attached to it"
|3.||inwardness - the quality or state of being inward or internal; "the inwardness of the body's organs"|
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
|4.||inwardness - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch|
introversion - (psychology) an introverted disposition; concern with one's own thoughts and feelings
outwardness - a concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts); "hearty showmanship and all-round outwardness"
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