soul-searching


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soul-search·ing

(sōl′sûr′chĭng)
n.
A penetrating examination of one's motives, convictions, and attitudes.
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soul-searching

n
deep or critical examination of one's motives, actions, beliefs, etc
adj
displaying the characteristics of deep or painful self-analysis
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soul′-search`ing



n.
a close and penetrating analysis of oneself, esp. in an effort to determine one's true feelings and desires.
[1605–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soul-searching - a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
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Translations

soul-searching

[ˈsəʊlˌsɜːtʃɪŋ] N after a lot of soul-searchingdespués de revolverlo muchas veces
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soul-searching

[ˈsəʊlˌsɜːtʃɪŋ] n after much soul-searchingdopo un profondo esame di coscienza
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