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Meaning of inwardness

in•ward•ness

Pronunciation: (in'wurd-nis), [key]
— n.
  1. the state of being inward or internal: the inwardness of the body's organs.
  2. depth of thought or feeling; concern with one's own affairs and oneself; introspection.
  3. preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature; spirituality.
  4. the fundamental or intrinsic character of something; essence.
  5. inner meaning or significance.
  6. intimacy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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