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Language: Old English
Origin: inweard

inward

adjective
     
in‧ward written
1 [only before noun] felt or experienced in your own mind but not expressed to other people [≠ 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.

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