Definition of introspection in English:



  • The examination or observation of one's own mental and emotional processes.

    ‘quiet introspection can be extremely valuable’
    • ‘The transitoriness of life, introspection and spiritual pursuits, are his eternal themes.’
    • ‘Then red is replaced by green, introspection by attention, and we pull off.’
    • ‘Both sang with a great deal of quiet, agonising introspection.’
    • ‘Wendy nodded her acknowledgement and continued her silent introspection at the table.’
    • ‘I treat life as a dance if I can; an interplay between quiet introspection and head on participation.’
    • ‘I tried to write it in a way that showed that it brought about a spot of introspection and self-analysis on my part.’
    • ‘But I also know that such behaviour can lead to self-obsession and undue introspection.’
    • ‘Working at the last minute involves a bit of introspection coupled with strict scheduling.’
    • ‘There are passages of quiet contemplation and introspection that belie any sense of terror.’
    • ‘It is here that meditation leads to introspection, foundation for humane thinking.’
    • ‘A certain amount of seclusion for contemplation and introspection might be beneficial.’
    • ‘The play of light through the space has overtones of spirituality and introspection.’
    • ‘In a way, it actually sets the stage for her thoughtful introspection that follows throughout the rest of the album.’
    • ‘I enjoy brisk walks, and try to use the time for creative introspection and meditation.’
    • ‘From the internal viewpoint of introspection, mental reality is composed of sensations and images.’
    • ‘Establish a comfort zone with the child before you ask for quiet observation or introspection.’
    • ‘They hate their own company and find introspection morbid and depressing.’
    • ‘The problem is that men tend to heal in private, through introspection and quiet thinking.’
    • ‘Consider introspection, one's awareness of one's own conscious states.’
    • ‘All this promotes attention, and makes introspection difficult, which is rather the point.’
    brooding, self-analysis, soul-searching, heart-searching, introversion, self-observation, self-absorption
    contemplation, thoughtfulness, pensiveness, thought, thinking, musing, rumination, meditation, pondering, reflection, cogitation
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