Definition of introspect in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌintrəˈspekt/ /ˌintrōˈspekt/


[no object]
Examine one’s own thoughts or feelings: what they don’t do is introspect much about the reasons for their plight
More example sentences
  • Well you can introspect, I can attend to consciousness outside my visual field but as soon as I do I've changed the phenomena, I've turned it into consciousness within attention.
  • So consciousness is perhaps unnecessarily a deep mystery and one solution to the problem is a kind of a dissolution, it's the claim that well it's a kind of pseudo-problem that we construct we introspect and think about ourselves.
  • The leader has no need to control but rather is content to observe, to let things unfold, to introspect, and to ponder the meaning of something in a mindful way.


Late 17th century: from Latin introspect- 'looked into', from the verb introspicere, or from introspectare 'keep looking into'.

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