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Definition of interiority

1 : interior quality or character
2 : inner life or substance : psychological existence

Examples of interiority in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That level of interiority requires high levels of both acting nuance and charisma to make understandable and interesting, and Oliver is never less than compelling on screen. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 11 May 2022 Lucier has become a magnet for the hippest young composers interested in interiority of sound. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2022 And in fact, it's seen as transgressive when men are writing about interiority and the domestic and emotional realms. ELLE, 15 Mar. 2022 The 1929 temple is grand and dramatic but also closed off from the world, a place for interiority and collective reflection. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022 Engraving and etching, coming a bit later, are media made for nuance, interiority, and fluid motion. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 10 Feb. 2022 His music wades in the murky waters of psychological life, showing us how depression, pleasure, fear, anger, silliness and the whole gamut of human interiority interlock to form something like joy. New York Times, 14 Mar. 2022 In Zellweger’s hands, Pam at least has a scheming interiority, wheels that are spinning in ways that the show unveils at a glacial pace. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Mar. 2022 What’s remarkable about this Asian robot lies not in his technological futurism—in being better, faster, or stronger—but in his complex interiority: one of a person with memories and a secret past. Jane Hu, The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of interiority

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Interiority.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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