introspective introspective  /ˌɪn trə ˈspɛk tɪv/


  • (adj) given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences



  • After the defeat in the elections, the losing party went into an introspective mode to find out what went wrong with their election campaign.


  1. Zac Snyder's leaden 'Man of Steel' doesn't soar

    Henry Cavill's performance is less memorable for his introspective brooding than for his six-pack (a fetish for Zac Snyder, the director of '300'). He's handsome and capable, but one can't help missing Christopher Reeve's twinkle.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press

  2. eGarage Premieres New Short-Film Call Your Cuñados

    Premiering this week, online automotive storytellers eGarage proudly introduce their newest short film Call Your Cuñados today on The story takes an introspective
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Day of Decision Op-ed: Going Solo

    We asked readers for personal stories about how the U.S. Supreme Court's highly anticipated ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act has consequences for their own lives. Jeffrey plans to stay introspective. read more
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Advocate

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  1. "He could be moody and introspective, but once he was a friend, he was a friend for life," former British Prime Minister John Major told the British Broadcasting Corp. "I think his tremendous work in terms of instilling democracy is what will...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: John Major Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It's really strange that our most successful record was the quietest, most introspective record we ever made," said Gibbard. "But I feel like with this new record, there's just a lot more guitars, there's a lot more rock, and in a way it...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Ben Gibbard Source: Newsweek

  3. "I dug way deeper and was more introspective on this one," Bublé said in a statement. "Basically, I sang the truth -- made each song autobiographical -- and you can definitely hear the difference."
    on Aug 27, 2009 By: Michael Buble Source: Billboard

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