Share this entry

Share this page

inside

Synonyms of inside in English:

noun

Pronunciation: stress on the second syllable
  • 1 my breath misted up the inside of my visor the inside of a volcano
    interior, inner part, inner side, inner surface;
    centre, core, middle, heart, nucleus
    [Antonyms] outside, exterior
  • 2 (insides) informal my insides are out of order
    stomach, gut, bowels, intestines;
    internal organs, viscera, entrails
    informal belly, tummy, guts, bread basket
  • adjective

    Pronunciation: stress on the first syllable
    Back to top  
  • 1 he took an envelope from his inside pocket
    inner, interior, internal, inmost, innermost;
    on the inside
    [Antonyms] outer
  • 2 the directors used inside information to their own advantage
    confidential, classified, restricted, reserved, privileged, private, internal, secret, top secret, exclusive, off the record, not for publication
    informal hush-hush
    archaic privy
    [Antonyms] public
  • adverb

    Pronunciation: stress on the second syllable
    Back to top  
  • 1 the old woman ushered me inside
    into the interior, into the house, into the building, into the room
    [Antonyms] outside
  • 2 don't let them know how you feel inside
    inwardly, within, secretly, privately, deep down, at heart, in one's heart, in one's mind, emotionally, intuitively, instinctively
    [Antonyms] outwardly
  • 3 informal if I commit another offence I'll be back inside
    in prison, in jail, in custody, under lock and key;
    informal behind bars, doing time
    British informal doing porridge, doing bird, banged up
  • Word links

    intra- related prefix, as in intravenous, intraday

    Definition of inside in:

    Share this entry

    Share this page

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day emulous
    Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
    adjective
    seeking to emulate someone or something