[ in-mohst or, especially British, -muhst ]
See synonyms for inmost on
  1. situated farthest within: the inmost recesses of the forest.

  2. most intimate or secret: one's inmost thoughts.

Origin of inmost

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

Words Nearby inmost Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use inmost in a sentence

  • Not to speak of their inmost feelings does not, on the other hand, prevent them at times from being most confidential.

    The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
  • After it is on the bottle, take some of the best sweet oil and with a clean sponge wet the lace thoroughly to the inmost folds.

  • It seemed that this great searcher of human hearts must be able to read at a glance the inmost secrets of my own.

  • The inmost experience of life becomes incomparably more complete for each of them.

    Urania | Camille Flammarion
  • The place of honour was not on a dais at the inmost end of the hall, like the high table in college halls.

    Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang

British Dictionary definitions for inmost


/ (ˈɪnˌməʊst) /

  1. another word for innermost

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