self-contemplation

noun
self-con·​tem·​pla·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌkän-təm-ˈplā-shən How to pronounce self-contemplation (audio) , -ˌtem- \

Definition of self-contemplation

: the act of studying or contemplating oneself Journals kept in the past were, of course, written by literate people with the leisure for self-contemplation.— Kelly Kerney

First Known Use of self-contemplation

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-contemplation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-contemplation. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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