inwardly


in·ward·ly

adverb \ˈin-wərd-lē\

: in a way that is not openly shown or stated : on the inside

Full Definition of INWARDLY

1
:  in the innermost being :  mentally, spiritually
2
a :  beneath the surface :  internally <bled inwardly>
b :  to oneself :  privately <cursed inwardly>

Examples of INWARDLY

  1. She was outwardly calm but inwardly nervous.

First Known Use of INWARDLY

before 12th century

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