inmost

[ in-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st ]
/ ˈɪnˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst /

adjective

situated farthest within: the inmost recesses of the forest.
most intimate or secret: one's inmost thoughts.

Nearby words

  1. inly,
  2. inlying,
  3. inmate,
  4. inmesh,
  5. inmigrant,
  6. inn,
  7. innage,
  8. innards,
  9. innate,
  10. innate immunity

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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British Dictionary definitions for inmost

inmost

/ (ˈɪnˌməʊst) /

adjective

another word for innermost
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Word Origin and History for inmost

inmost

adj.

Old English innemest; see in + -most.

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