Definition of introspection
: a reflective looking inward : an examination of one's own thoughts and feelings
introspectplay \ˌin-trə-ˈspekt\ verb
introspectionalplay \ˌin-trə-ˈspek-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
introspectiveplay \ˌin-trə-ˈspek-tiv\ adjective
Examples of introspection in a Sentence
a moment of quiet introspection
not a man given to introspection, he grew impatient with his wife's constant need to discuss their relationship
Recent Examples of introspection from the Web
This humble introspection may help explain why German Chancellor Angela Merkel was so successful at the Group of 20 summit on July 7-8 in winning support from most of the world’s wealthiest nations for a major boost in private investment for Africa.
What might elicit a bout of deep introspection in one person sometimes serves as encouragement to continue foot-in-the-mouth behavior in another.
There was no need for introspection, apologies, or shame.
REVIEW The good: The Mustangs enjoyed more successes than failures, but there was cause for a few moments of introspection.
Unlike the riot of curiosities that is the late architect’s estate, her secluded space (a small building on the edge of the property) is a simplified oasis of calm and introspection.
For all his introspection, Marcus is not that great at reading people.
The liberal bubble in Del Ray is cushioned by signs calling for kindness and resistance, babies and rescue dogs both in bows and in strollers, and chalk signs asking for introspection from neighbors.
As millionaire Bruce Wayne and his crime-fighting alter-ego Batman, West had a weakness for wordplay, introspection and lovely ladies.
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Definition of introspection for English Language Learners
: the process of examining your own thoughts or feelings
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