Meaning of INWARD in English


in ‧ ward /ˈɪnwəd $ -wərd/ BrE AmE adjective written

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: inweard ]

1 . [only before noun] felt or experienced in your own mind but not expressed to other people OPP outward :

a feeling of inward satisfaction

inward panic

2 . towards the inside or centre of something

—inwardly adverb :

I managed to smile, but inwardly I was furious.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.