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soul-searching

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Definition of soul-searching in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Deep and anxious consideration of one’s emotions and motives or of the correctness of a course of action: my conclusions required a great deal of soul-searching
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  • The experience was a time of deep reflection and soul-searching.
  • We are, very simply, unprepared for dealing with pangs of shame or for undertaking spiritual soul-searchings.
  • I have a lot of thinking to do, a lot of soul-searching to find my motives for wanting to do this and for why I haven't already.

adjective

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Involving or expressing deep and anxious consideration of one’s emotions or motives: after a long, soul-searching conversation, they were finally reconciled
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  • Your team will need to have soul-searching conversations about the supplier responses.
  • Hal admits to having taken it, and after a long soul-searching conversation, father and son are finally reconciled.
  • It is a soul-searching journey, incorporating mind matters and spirit matters, a gradual awakening to the joys of spiritual awareness on a road to discovery.

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