inward inward  /ˈɪn wərd/


  1. (adj) relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts
  2. (adj) directed or moving inward or toward a center
  3. (adv) toward the center or interior
  4. (adv) to or toward the inside of




  1. Thoughtful but tenacious, she moves toward her goals with inward assurance.
  2. But Lennon was a creature of poetic political metaphor, and his spiritual consciousness was directed inward, as a way of nurturing and widening his creative force.
  3. The need to marry pulls them outward; the need for solitude pulls them inward.


  1. The Crossing opens its festival with a Baltic stunner

    The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral was darkened and the the Crossing choir was positioned in a circle, facing inward, with sound seeming to come from everywhere and nowhere. But even a healthy sense of trepidation had no place at Saturday's opening of the group's annual Month of Moderns festival, in which artistic director Donald Nally unveiled his latest stunning Baltic discovery, Chu dal by ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source:

  2. 'Banks Should Be Less About Self-Regard, More About Common Good,' Says Worldwide Anglican Leader

    Banks should be less about "inward-looking self-regard" and more about the common good, the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Christian Post


  1. Mr Brown writes in his letter: "The reform treaty sets the framework to ensure that an enlarged EU can function well. This is the right time to bring to an end to this prolonged period of inward-looking institutional debate and focus all our efforts...
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source:

  2. "We went to the World Cup and found all sorts of problems and we felt we should sit back and look inward," Amaechi told reporters.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: John Amaechi Source: Pakistan Observer

  3. "During times of economic crisis, some may be tempted to turn inward -- focusing on our problems here at home, while ignoring our interests around the world. This would be a serious mistake," Bush warned.
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: President Bush Source: AFP

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