[ in-werd-lee ]
/ ˈɪn wərd li /
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in or on, or with reference to, the inside or inner part; internally.
privately; secretly: Inwardly, he disliked his guest.
within the self; mentally or spiritually: Look inwardly to discover the truth.
in low or soft tones; not aloud.
toward the inside, interior, or center.



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Origin of inwardly

before 1000; Middle English inwardli,Old English inweardlīce.See inward, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for inwardly

/ (ˈɪnwədlɪ) /


within the private thoughts or feelings; secretlyinwardly troubled, he kept smiling
not aloudto laugh inwardly
with reference to the inside or inner part; internally
archaic intimately; essentiallythe most inwardly concerned of the plotters
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