Meaning of inwardly

in•ward•ly

Pronunciation: (in'wurd-lē), [key]
— adv.
  1. in or on, or with reference to, the inside or inner part; internally.
  2. privately; secretly: Inwardly, he disliked his guest.
  3. within the self; mentally or spiritually: Look inwardly to discover the truth.
  4. in low or soft tones; not aloud.
  5. toward the inside, interior, or center.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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