Dictionary

inwardly

inwardly

adverb in·ward·ly \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: inwardnessPrevious Word in the Dictionary: Inward LightAll Words Near: inwardly
March 01, 2015
macaroni Hear it
Tube-shaped pasta or a fop or dandy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears