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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-contemplation mean? 

  The noun SELF-CONTEMPLATION has 1 sense:

1. the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct

  Familiarity information: SELF-CONTEMPLATION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


introspection; self-contemplation; self-examination

Hypernyms ("self-contemplation" is a kind of...):

contemplation; musing; reflection; reflexion; rumination; thoughtfulness (a calm lengthy intent consideration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "self-contemplation"):

self-analysis; soul-searching (a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives)

examen; examination (a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits))

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