In"ward*ness, n.

1.

Internal or true state; essential nature; as, the inwardness of conduct.

Sense can not arrive to the inwardness Of things. Dr. H. More.

2.

Intimacy; familiarity.

[Obs.]

Shak.

3.

Heartiness; earnestness.

What was wanted was more inwardness, more feeling. M. Arnold.

 

© Webster 1913.

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