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introspection

in·tro·spec·tion

introspection

 
 
pronunciation:
In tr spek shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: examination of one's own thoughts, emotions, and sensations; self-scrutiny.
After a good deal of introspection, he began to understand what was causing his unhappiness and deep dissatisfaction with his life.The source of her poetry is introspection rather than observation of the world around her.
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derivations: introspectional (adj.), introspectionist (adj.), introspectionist (n.)