Definition of inwardly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈinwərdlē/


(Of a particular thought, feeling, or action) registered or existing in the mind but not expressed to others: inwardly seething, he did as he was told
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  • The air was beginning to heat up, the city had little air and I inwardly groaned at the prospect of spending the day in that heat.
  • As the subject of my weblog was brought up in conversation, I found myself inwardly groaning.
  • Outwardly you become a very confident person, but inwardly not at all.
inside, internally, within, deep down (inside), in one's heart (of hearts);
privately, secretly, confidentially
literary inly


Old English inweardlīce (see inward, -ly2).

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Syllabification: in·ward·ly

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