introspectiveness

introspective

[in-truh-spek-tiv]
adjective
characterized by introspection, the act or process of looking into oneself.

introspectively, adverb
introspectiveness, noun
nonintrospective, adjective
nonintrospectively, adverb
nonintrospectiveness, noun
unintrospective, adjective
unintrospectively, adverb
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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]
 
intro'spectional
 
adj
 
intro'spective
 
adj
 
intro'spectionist
 
n
 
intro'spectively
 
adv
 
intro'spectiveness
 
n

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introspective
1820, from L. introspect-, pp. stem of introspicere "to look into, look at," from intro- "inward" + specere "to look at" (see scope (1)) + -ive.
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