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inneradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɪn·ər/
inside or ​contained within something ​else: These ​islandslie 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 ​powerfulgroup).
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inneradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈɪn.ər/  us   //
B2 inside or ​contained within something ​else: Leading off the ​mainhall is a ​series of ​small inner ​rooms.humorous Few ​peopleevermanaged to ​penetrate the director's inner ​sanctum (= very ​privateroom).B2 Inner ​feelings or ​thoughts are ​ones that you do not show or ​tell other ​people: Sarah ​seemed to have a ​profoundsense of inner ​peace.
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