(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
More example sentences
- 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.