inwardly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From inward +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

inwardly (not comparable)

  1. In an inward manner; on the inside or to one's self.
    Jacob groaned inwardly when he was called on to answer the question.
  2. (obsolete) Completely, fully.
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.XVI, Ch.ij:
      whanne Percyual vnderstode that she was his veray syster / he was inwardly glad and sayd / faire syster I shalle entre therin / For yf I be a mys creature or an vntrue knyghte there shalle I perysshe

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