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English definition of “inward”

inward

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈɪn·wərd/ us  
on or toward the inside: Hold out your hands and rotate your wrists inward. Inward also means directed toward your self, your mind, or your spirit: an inward spiritual quest
inwardly
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈɪn·wərd·li/ us  
She inwardly hoped he would fail.

inward

adverb [not gradable]  /ˈɪn·wərd/ (also inwards,  /ˈɪn·wərdz/) us  
toward the inside of something, or toward your self, your mind, or your spirit: Fold the edges of the paper inward. We turned inward to our own thoughts.
(Definition of inward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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