Definition of inward-looking in English:

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inward-looking

adjective

Not interested in or taking account of other people or groups: an inward-looking agrarian people
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  • He said that these sects cut themselves off from the mainstream of English national life by pursuing their own narrow and inward-looking interests.
  • Justice and home affairs ministries were traditionally some of the most parochial and inward-looking of all national ministries before the European Union came along.
  • Yet even 20 years ago, it stood out for its parochialism, its inward-looking nature, its relative innocence.

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