Definition of introspective in English:

introspective

adjective

  • Characterized by or given to introspection.

    ‘he grew withdrawn and introspective’
    • ‘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.’
    inward-looking, self-analysing, self-examining, self-observing, brooding
    introverted, introvert, self-contained
    contemplative, thoughtful, pensive, musing, ruminative, meditative, reflective
    navel-gazing
    indrawn
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Pronunciation:

introspective

/ˌintrəˈspektiv/