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English definition of “soul-searching”


noun [U]     /ˈsəʊlˌsɜː.tʃɪŋ/ US  /ˈsoʊlˌsɝː-/
deep and careful attention to private thoughts, especially about a moral problem: After much soul-searching, he decided it was wrong to vote in the elections.Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of soul-searching noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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