1. In the inner parts; internally.
Let Benedick, like covered fire,
Consume away in sighs, waste inwardly. --Shak.
2. Toward the center; inward; as, to curve inwardly.
3. In the heart or mind; mentally; privately; secretly; as, he inwardly repines.
4. Intimately; thoroughly. [Obs.]
I shall desire to know him more inwardly. --Beau. & Fl.
adv : with respect to private feelings; "inwardly, she was raging"
[syn: inside] [ant: outwardly]