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inwards Line breaks: in|wards
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnwədz/
(also inward)

Definition of inwards in English:

adverb

1Towards the inside: the door began to swing inwards
More example sentences
  • Reaching the eighth plank, he pushed, and it swung inwards, revealing a small crevice that he quickly squeezed into.
  • Doyle, still leaning against the door, had little precious time to catch himself as Cordelia swung it inwards.
  • He scrambled to the floor and was about to dive under the bed when the door swung inwards and the light from the corridor blinded him for a moment.
Synonyms
inside, towards the inside, into the interior, inward, within
1.1Into or towards the mind, spirit, or soul: people must look inwards to gain insight into their own stress
More example sentences
  • The Buddha always pointed inwards to the mind, teaching that the effects of such practice could radiate outwards universally.
  • US must look inwards for failings and outwards to gain trust and support
  • The mind is focused inwards, and this effort of concentration acts as stimulus to gain access to the knowledge of the object of meditation.

Words that rhyme with inwards

Edwards • forwards

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