Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

What is Ghosting?

inmost

[in-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈɪnˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
adjective
1.
situated farthest within:
the inmost recesses of the forest.
2.
most intimate or secret:
one's inmost thoughts.
Origin of inmost
900
before 900; Middle English (see in-1, -most); replacing inmest, Old English innemest, equivalent to inne- within + -mest -most
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for inmost
Historical Examples
  • For over a year they both religiously guarded their secret, buried like a treasure in the inmost recesses of their hearts.

    File No. 113 Emile Gaboriau
  • And then she began to do a curious thing which had grown to be a part of his inmost life.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • In his inmost heart Frank was glad that she should be jealous, and he watched her out of the corner of his eye.

    A Duet Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Hindmost sole, possibly “inmost soul”; wisk, possibly “whisk.”

  • Whoever was able to know Rolland's inmost essence, acquired, as in the ancient saga, new energy for the wrestle with brute force.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • "You are not always to rule him, little lady," she thinks in her inmost soul.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • I have thus been horrified at times to see how little of my inmost self is more than hinted at in my writings.

    Friedrich Nietzsche Georg Brandes
  • This was not the man she had dreamed of—the unknown of her inmost heart.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Barnes, looking around quickly to see who had read his inmost thoughts, met the firm glance of his antagonist.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • For the first time that look seemed to exclude him from her inmost life.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for inmost

inmost

/ˈɪnˌməʊst/
adjective
1.
another word for innermost
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for inmost
adj.

Old English innemest; see in + -most.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for inmost

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for inmost

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for inmost