inwardness

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noun in·ward·ness \ ˈin-wərd-nəs \

Definition of inwardness

1 :internal quality or substance
2 :close acquaintance :familiarity
3 :fundamental nature :essence
4 :absorption in one's own mental or spiritual life

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First Known Use of inwardness

14th century


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