Meaning : The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.
The gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.
Meaning : Preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values.
The sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness.
Inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright.
Concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit.What is the origin of the outwardness of our sensations of sound, smell, or taste.
Meaning : Preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values).
Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness.
Synonyms : internality