Definition of soul-search in English:

soul-search

verb

  • 1with object To examine penetratingly and thoroughly; to make a soul-searching analysis of; (refl.) to examine (oneself) in this way.

  • 2no object To engage in soul-searching; to reflect deeply on one’s beliefs, feelings, motives, or actions.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From soul + search.

Pronunciation

soul-search

/ˈsəʊlsəːtʃ/