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 oneself.
    Jacob groaned inwardly when he was called on to answer the question.
  2. (obsolete) Completely, fully.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter ij, in Le Morte Darthur, book XVI:
      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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Etymology[edit]

From Old English inweardlīc; equivalent to inward +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈinwardliː/, /ˈinwaːrdliː/

Adverb[edit]

inwardly

  1. While at the interior
  2. To oneself; to the mental or spiritual process
  3. While having powerful conviction
  4. While focused and concentrated
  5. really, a lot

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Adjective[edit]

inwardly

  1. (rare) Located inside an organism
  2. mental, related to thought

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