[in-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st]


situated farthest within: the inmost recesses of the forest.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for inmost

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

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another word for innermost
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Word Origin and History for inmost

Old English innemest; see in + -most.

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