Definition of inwardly in English:

inwardly

Line breaks: in|ward¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnwədli
 
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adverb

  • Within the mind: 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.
    Synonyms
    inside, internally, within, deep down (inside), deep within, at heart, in one's heart (of hearts), in one's mind, to oneself; privately, secretly, confidentially

Origin

Old English inweardlīce (see inward, -ly2).

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