in·​most ˈin-ˌmōst How to pronounce inmost (audio)
: deepest within : farthest from the outside

Examples of inmost in a Sentence

She revealed her inmost thoughts and feelings.
Recent Examples on the Web In that long process of observation and recordkeeping, something else happened too: Eclipses helped compel humans to both develop and reveal our inmost capacity for a new and precise kind of reasoning that could be applied to the world. Adam Frank, The Atlantic, 1 Apr. 2024 Wallace slowly unravels the fascinating — and ultimately tragic — story of a man who, though very close to Wallace, somehow kept his inmost self hidden in plain sight. Joan Frank, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023 In the whole inmost ward of my self, the beds are occupied by slow-moving remembrances like time-lapse flower novels. Reginald Gibbons, New York Times, 24 June 2021 By Peshat, Remez, Drash, and finally by Sód—with that secret and inmost heart that looks at what the world can bear and be. Talia Lavin, The New Republic, 13 Feb. 2020

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Word History


Middle English, from Old English innemest, superlative of inne, adverb, in, within, from in, adverb

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inmost was before the 12th century

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“Inmost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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