inwardness


inwardness (http://definr.com/inwardness)

     n 1: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some
          idea or experience: "the gist of the prosecutor's
          argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party";
          "the nub of the story" [syn: kernel, substance, core,
           center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul,
           marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty]
     2: preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or
        ideological values: "the sensitiveness of James's
        characters, their seeming inwardness"; "Socrates'
        inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness" [ant: outwardness]
     3: the quality or state of being inward or internal: "the
        inwardness of the body's organs" [ant: outwardness]
     4: preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature
        (especially ethical or ideological values): "Socrates'
        inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
        [ant: outwardness]