self-communing

noun

self-com·​mun·​ing ˌself-kə-ˈmyü-niŋ How to pronounce self-communing (audio)
plural self-communings
: the act or an instance of communicating intimately with oneself : communion with oneself
But for the most part, the characters are engaged in a sort of self-communing, a struggle to come to terms with conflicts and contradictions they sense within themselves.Barry Unsworth
And while [Yo-Yo] Ma produced undeniably beautiful playing in the final movement, the leisurely lingering and self-communing barely skirted self-indulgence.Lawrence Johnson
It was only after self-communings in the Arizona desert and deciding to write purely what interested him that he became truly himself and acquired a genuine following.Paul Driver
self-communing adjective
"This very day, remember" said he; and then added, in a low, self-communing voice, "Why should we live in this dismal house at all? …" Nathaniel Hawthorne
… played … without a trace of ostentation or exaggeration, but with the quiet, self-communing placing of chords, plucking of strings, and shaping of lines … Conrad Wilson

Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-communing was in 1665

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“Self-communing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-communing. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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