- the inner nature, essence, or meaning
- the quality or state of being inward
- depth of thought; insight and sensitivity
- intimacy; familiarity (with)
Origin of inwardnessMiddle English inwardnesse
- Intimacy; familiarity.
- Preoccupation with one's own thoughts or feelings; introspection.
- The intrinsic or indispensable properties of something; essence.
(countable and uncountable, plural inwardnesses)
inward + -ness