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[in-werd-lee] /ˈɪn wərd li/

in or on, or with reference to, the inside or inner part; internally.
privately; secretly:
Inwardly, he disliked his guest.
within the self; mentally or spiritually:
Look inwardly to discover the truth.
in low or soft tones; not aloud.
toward the inside, interior, or center.
within the private thoughts or feelings; secretly: inwardly troubled, he kept smiling
not aloud: to laugh inwardly
with reference to the inside or inner part; internally
(archaic) intimately; essentially: the most inwardly concerned of the plotters

Old English inweardlice; see inward + -ly (2).


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