introspection introspection  /ˌɪn trə ˈspɛk ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Early dorms were imposing, monastic structures meant to separate students from the outside world, providing more privacy for classes and introspection.
  2. His growing introspection stems from the pain of the 1997 death of his teenage son, Galang.
  3. He saw himself as a scientist taking material both from his patients and from himself, through introspection.

News

  • Stream Heliotropes' Sumptuous Psych-Rock Opus 'A Constant Sea'

    Heliotropes' debut album may be titled  A Constant Sea , but this Brooklyn foursome is too busy navigating messy comedowns to worry about waves. The psych-rock collective's first full-length is 12 tracks of stoner rock madness — all fuzz freakouts, bluesy droning, and existential introspection...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Spin

Quotes

  1. "Each one of us and each sector of our society that has been touched by this tragedy must welcome the inspection, introspection and the scrutiny of a thorough analysis," Steger said.
    on May 10, 2007 By: Charles Steger Source: Forbes

  2. "Look, inevitably after a bout of bad opinion polls, there was some introspection within the Government and that's a reasonable thing," Mr Downer said to Sky News. "We were looking at a whole range of issues and trying to establish why we...
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Alexander Downer Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "Next year would complete 20 years of the IPCC," said chairman Rajendra Pachauri. "That clearly is a point where we should carry out deep and detailed introspection on what we have achieved, what we could have achieved further, and how we...
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Rajendra Pachauri Source: Forbes

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