Simple Definition of introspection
: the process of examining your own thoughts or feelings
Full Definition of introspection
: a reflective looking inward : an examination of one's own thoughts and feelings
Examples of introspection
a moment of quiet introspection
<not a man given to introspection, he grew impatient with his wife's constant need to discuss their relationship>
Origin of introspection
Latin introspectus, past participle of introspicere to look inside, from intro- + specere to look — more at spy
First Known Use: circa 1677
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