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"inner" in British English

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inneradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈɪn.ər/  us   /ˈɪn.ɚ/
B2 inside or contained within something else: Leading off the main hall is a series of small inner rooms.humorous Few people ever managed to penetrate the director's inner sanctum (= very private room).
B2 Inner feelings or thoughts are ones that you do not show or tell other people: Sarah seemed to have a profound sense of inner peace.

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inneradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɪn·ər/
inside or contained within something else: These islands lie between the bay’s outer and inner sections. She met life’s challenges with courage and inner strength (= the strength of her character or spirit). Simpson was part of the club’s inner circle (= the most powerful group).
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