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English adjective: inner

1. inner located inward


SamplesBeethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle.
She thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it.
An internal sense of rightousness.


Synonymsinterior, internal


Similarinward


Antonymsoutward

2. inner located or occurring within or closer to a center


SamplesAn inner room.


Similarinmost, innermost, inside


See alsocentral


Attributeposition, spatial relation


Antonymsouter

3. inner innermost or essential


SamplesThe inner logic of Cubism.
The internal contradictions of the theory.
The intimate structure of matter.


Synonymsinternal, intimate


Similarintrinsic, intrinsical


Antonymsextrinsic

4. inner confined to an exclusive group


SamplesPrivy to inner knowledge.
Inside information.
Privileged information.


Synonymsinside, privileged


Similarexclusive


Antonymsinclusive

5. inner exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence


SamplesInner regions of the organization.
Inner circles of government.


Similarexclusive


Antonymsinclusive

6. inner inside or closer to the inside of the body


SamplesThe inner ear.


Similarinternal


Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy


Antonymsexternal









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