|n.||1.||Internal or true state; essential nature; |
|Noun||1.||inwardness - the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"|
|2.||inwardness - preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values; "the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness"; "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"|
outwardness - concern with outward things or material objects (especially the body and its appearance) as opposed to the mind and spirit; "hearty showmanship and all-around outwardness"
|3.||inwardness - the quality or state of being inward or internal; "the inwardness of the body's organs"|
|4.||inwardness - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch|
outwardness - concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts); "hearty showmanship and all-round outwardness"