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introspection | introspective

introspection introspective
Meaning
self-examination
  • How to Memorize
    • introspection - soul-searching
  • Analysis

    ‘Introspection’ describes the act of self-examination. In other words, the analysis of one’s inner thoughts in order to get a deeper and better understanding of oneself. Such behaviour is viewed as a positive as it can lead to self-betterment.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsrumination, reflection, contemplation,
    Antonymsfacilevacuity, shallowness,
  • Example(s)
    1. Losing my business led to a period of introspection. I used the time wisely to figure out where I went wrong and how I can improve.

    2. Chris is a very shallow and selfish person. Certainly not somebody given to introspection.

    3. The author’s latest novel was quite introspective compared to her previous works and showed her more thoughtful side.



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