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Princeton's WordNet

  1. introspective, introverted, self-examiningadjective

    given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences


  1. introspectiveadjective

    Examining one's own perceptions and sensory experiences; contemplative or thoughtful about oneself.


  1. Introspective

    Introspective is the third studio album by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 10 October 1988 by Parlophone. It received generally positive reviews from critics.


  1. introspective

    Introspective is an adjective that describes the act of examining or observing one's own mental and emotional processes or character. It involves reflecting and thinking deeply about one's thoughts, feelings, behaviors, beliefs, and motivations. Often, introspection leads to a stronger understanding of oneself.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Introspectiveadjective

    inspecting within; seeing inwardly; capable of, or exercising, inspection; self-conscious

  2. Introspectiveadjective

    involving the act or results of conscious knowledge of physical phenomena; -- contrasted with associational

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. introspectif.]


  1. Introspective

    Introspective is the third studio album by the English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was first released in 1988 and is the Pet Shop Boys' second-best-selling album, selling over 4.5 million copies worldwide. It is so named because "all the songs, although it's a dance album, are introspective". Perhaps the biggest change in Pet Shop Boys' sound evident on this album is an increasing attention to orchestration using real orchestras, particularly on the Trevor Horn-produced "Left to My Own Devices", which took months to produce.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of introspective in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of introspective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of introspective in a Sentence

  1. Scott Banks:

    When you see people dying of this disease and you can imagine yourself or someone in your family being in that same situation, it makes you introspective and reflective.

  2. Frank Moore Colby:

    By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.

  3. Black Thought:

    ' Cheat Codes' is the most introspective I've been in a long time, it's some of my most honest writing.

  4. Adam West:

    There are very talented people associated with them. The actors are great.  However, they are dark knights, dark, introspective. I was the bright knight, for god's sake. We just made people laugh.

  5. Gretchen Carlson:

    What I hope people will get out of the end of this doc is that companies need to really be introspective and they need to sit down internally and say, are we doing enough ? Because the reality is that most are not.

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