(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. introverted; preoccupied, self-absorbed. See attention.Ant., extroverted.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. contemplative, reflective, subjective, inner-directed; see thoughtful 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[IN truh SPEC tiv]
observing one's own thoughts, feelings, inner self, etc.
Joe was always analyzing his own mind; he was introspective.
SYN.: introverted, self-analyzing, self-examining, soul-searching, pensive, contemplative, meditative, self-occupied, consciousness-raising, in deep thought.
ANT.: outer-directed, extroverted

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