[in-werd-nis] /ˈɪn wərd nɪs/
the state of being or internal:
the inwardness of the body’s organs.
depth of thought or feeling; concern with one’s own affairs and oneself; introspection.
preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature; spirituality.
the fundamental or intrinsic character of something; essence.
inner meaning or significance.
late 14c., from inward + -ness.
[in-werd] /ˈɪn wərd/ adverb, Also, inwards 1. toward the inside, interior, or center, as of a place, space, or body. 2. into or toward the mind or soul: He turned his thoughts inward. 3. Obsolete. adjective 4. proceeding or directed toward the inside or interior. 5. situated within or in or on the inside; inner; […]
[in-weev] /ɪnˈwiv/ verb (used with object), inwove or inweaved, inwoven or inwove or inweaved, inweaving. 1. to in or together. 2. to introduce into or as into a fabric in . 3. to combine or diversify with something in. /ɪnˈwiːv/ verb -weaves, -weaving, -wove, -weaved, -woven, -weaved 1. (transitive) to weave together into or as […]
[in-wahynd] /ɪnˈwaɪnd/ verb (used with object), inwound, inwinding. 1. .
n. Middle English word meaning “conscience” (early 13c.), “reason, intellect” (c.1300), from in (adv.) + wit (n.). Not related to Old English inwit, which meant “deceit.” Joyce’s use in “Ulysses” (1922), which echoes the 14c. work “Ayenbite of Inwyt,” is perhaps the best-known example of the modern use of the word as a conscious archaism. […]