Definition of introspection in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪntrə(ʊ)ˈspɛkʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
The examination or observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes: quiet introspection can be extremely valuable
More example sentences
  • Establish a comfort zone with the child before you ask for quiet observation or introspection.
  • From the internal viewpoint of introspection, mental reality is composed of sensations and images.
  • The problem is that men tend to heal in private, through introspection and quiet thinking.
brooding, self-analysis, soul-searching, heart-searching, introversion, self-observation, self-absorption;
contemplation, thoughtfulness, pensiveness, thought, thinking, musing, rumination, meditation, pondering, reflection, cogitation
informal navel-gazing

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