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, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XVI:
      So whan Sir Percyvale undirstode she was hys verry syster, he was inwardly glad [...].

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