in·​ner·​most | \ ˈi-nər-ˌmōst How to pronounce innermost (audio) \

Definition of innermost

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: farthest inward : inmost



Definition of innermost (Entry 2 of 2)

: the inmost part

Examples of innermost in a Sentence

Adjective She revealed her innermost feelings. the innermost part of the cave
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Don't overreact if someone isn't open and refuses to share their time or innermost feelings. oregonlive, 19 May 2020 But those who believe personal autonomy is the innermost human need betray an ignorance of psychology, not least their own. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 14 May 2020 In addition to the compelling stories told on every page, this book also includes a guide that will help readers find their innermost strengths and learn how to use them to lead a fuller life. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, 1 May 2020 An international team of astronomers has captured images of the innermost rings of disks swirling around 15 stars, many hundreds of light-years away. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 1 May 2020 The classroom is the innermost sanctum of that cloister, where worldly demands can be blocked out long enough for a group of people—some of whom had no prior interest—to share a poem by Horace, or an argument by Aristotle. Agnes Callard, The New Yorker, 11 Apr. 2020 Maybe your own innermost thoughts, or just the sound of the wind rustling through the trees outside. Aj Willingham, CNN, 18 Apr. 2020 The innermost circle links the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve with the major private banks, and those banks to each other. Jeff Spross, TheWeek, 28 Mar. 2020 Mercury is the solar system's smallest, innermost planet. Marcia Dunn,, 11 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Vow is returning with a six-episode second season, promising a rare view into NXIVM founder Keith Raniere’s innermost circle, including co-founder Nancy Salzman. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Sep. 2022 But if your immediate pursuit requires deep or creative thinking—whether that’s journaling your innermost thoughts or brainstorming for a big work project—getting into the zone matters. Nikki Campo, SELF, 15 Sep. 2022 The innermost of the three MEMs microphones capture the user’s voice through bone conduction and a fabric cover over the other microphones helps eliminate wind noise for a clearer and more professional-quality sound when outdoors. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 31 July 2022 Accustomed to singing to and for herself for many years, her innermost thoughts and feelings bringing catharsis to the masses is a welcomed surprise. Essence, 15 July 2022 Keira Knightley may be a beloved actress across the globe, but one of her biggest critics is none other than someone within her innermost circle — her daughter Edie. Nicholas Rice,, 20 Apr. 2022 Nikolai Patrushev is among those in Mr. Putin’s innermost circle of advisers, according to Mr. Soldatov. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, 15 Apr. 2022 Given his desire to keep his options open, Mr. Xi is likely to hold off even then from specifically signaling a successor who would be brought into the Politburo Standing Committee, the party’s innermost circle of power, several experts said. New York Times, 14 Feb. 2022 Some discomfort with telling our innermost stories to a stranger is to be expected. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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14th century, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined above

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in·​ner·​most | \ ˈi-nər-ˌmōst How to pronounce innermost (audio) \

Kids Definition of innermost

: farthest inward the innermost rooms


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