Definition of inward adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪnwəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnwərd//
    (also inwards especially in British English)
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  1. 1towards the inside or centre The door opens inwards.
  2. 2towards yourself and your interests Her thoughts turned inwards. (disapproving) an inward-looking person (= one who is not interested in other people)
  3. opposite outwards
    Word OriginOld English inweard, inneweard, innanweard (see in, -ward).
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