inwardly inwardly  /ˈɪn wərd li/


  • (adv) with respect to private feelings


  1. For while outwardly they may profess joy in the spirit of athletic competition, inwardly they all desire the same thing: a hunk of metal around their neck.
  2. Openly for the past four months, inwardly for a good deal longer, Cuomo has been weighing the prospect of running for President.
  3. Being sad and focusing one's thoughts inwardly usually go hand in hand.


  • Gentle Yoga

    Incorporating postures, regulated breathing, and flowing with grace and control, being inwardly aware as the body performs the various poses selected for the practice session. Bring towel, mat, and water to each and every class.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh


  1. Ferguson added: "He's quite a composed lad, Rio, quite laid back. But inwardly he'll be feeling it. He's a footballer and footballers like to play. He'll be thinking about all sorts, the run-in to the league and important games coming up. He's...
    on Dec 26, 2009 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: AFP

  2. "Paul is like everyone else. He's very calm outwardly but, and I've been in this position before, inwardly it hurts when you are not getting runs," Vaughan said. "When you get a decision like he did in this game, you probably think 'is...
    on Jul 14, 2008 By: Michael Vaughan Source: AFP

  3. In his programme-setting article, Forward, Russia, last year, Mr. Medvedev said Russia would eventually have "an extremely open, flexible and inwardly complex" political system - one where parliamentary parties would compete for power "as in...
    on May 30, 2010 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: The Hindu

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