Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Characterized by or given to introspection.‘he grew withdrawn and introspective’
inward-looking, self-analysing, self-examining, self-observing, broodingintroverted, introvert, self-containedcontemplative, thoughtful, pensive, musing, ruminative, meditative, reflectivenavel-gazingindrawnView synonyms
- ‘Stuff has been happening, but it's all kind of introspective, sad stuff that isn't that easy to write, even if I did have any intention of splashing it all over the web.’
- ‘Are we more introspective or more extroverted in wanting to share our thoughts?’
- ‘Its dark brooding tone matching the introspective loneliness of its hero makes it the antithesis of its 1944 predecessor.’
- ‘She was very introspective and pensive, and I always had the feeling that her awareness was somehow contained in mine.’
- ‘Have you recently done a bit more self-analysis, introspective digging around?’
- ‘It wasn't easy, she admits, and she has not arranged them chronologically, but rather to establish an introspective and confessional storyline.’
- ‘This, their second album, takes a much more thoughtful and introspective direction than their previous, more rocky music.’
- ‘Kate can turn Pete into a mumbling, introspective bore’
- ‘But if this introspective process ensures companies are not overvalued in the market, then it perhaps creates better stability in the long term.’
- ‘Then there's Tommy, a thoughtful, introspective type, approaching 30.’
- ‘He's very introspective and reflective, and he's caught up in the problems of existence in a non-religious world.’
- ‘I mean comic books don't promote introspective contemplation and societal theory, do they?’
- ‘They've dispensed with the catchy choruses and the larking around, replacing them with introspective musings.’
- ‘The result is a series of distant, icy meditations on life and living; impossibly remote and unhealthily introspective.’
- ‘The museum urges us to be introspective, to consider how we would confront moral dilemmas or how we would feel if our friends and families were being systematically murdered.’
- ‘The question remains whether the new parliament will act as a springboard for fresh ideas or if it will cause the country to narrow its view, becoming too introspective for its own good.’
- ‘Everything was more subtle and introspective.’
- ‘Every three weeks I leave it until the last minute, can find sod all to write about, and end up with something introspective to the point of self-indulgent.’
- ‘A remarkably introspective thought, given the outward-facing nature of previous steps of unpacking.’
- ‘Then some of them are very contemplative and introspective.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.