Definition of inwards in English:


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


  • 1Towards the inside: the door began to swing inwards
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    • 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.
    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
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    • 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.

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