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[in-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st]
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  1. situated farthest within: the inmost recesses of the forest.
  2. most intimate or secret: one's inmost thoughts.
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Origin of inmost

before 900; Middle English (see in-1, -most); replacing inmest, Old English innemest, equivalent to inne- within + -mest -most
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Related Words for inmost

deepest, inner, innermost, interior, personal, private, secret

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Historical Examples of inmost

  • But she felt in her inmost heart that it did prove a good deal.

    Quaint Courtships


  • I could only thank God, in my inmost heart, for all his mercies.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Brooding, sad and deep, seemed to me to hold his inmost mind.

  • Miss Bartram's inmost life, as a woman, was no longer the same.

  • I have the fragrance of incense in the inmost parts of my being.

British Dictionary definitions for inmost


  1. another word for innermost
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Word Origin and History for inmost


Old English innemest; see in + -most.

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