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introspective

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.trəˈspek.tɪv/ us  
examining and considering your own ideas, thoughts, and feelings, instead of talking to other people about them: She is famous for her introspective songs about failed relationships.Deep in thought
introspectively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Deep in thought
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