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inner child

  
  
Some psychologists refer to a person's childish feelings as his or her inner child.      n-sing   oft poss N  
For me, recovery has been all about finding my inner child and accepting her.     
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inner  
1       adj   The inner parts of something are the parts which are contained or are enclosed inside the other parts, and which are closest to the centre.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: outer)    Wade stepped inside and closed the inner door behind him.     
2       adj   Your inner feelings are feelings which you have but do not show to other people.  
ADJ n  
Loving relationships will give a child an inner sense of security...     


inner child     
Some psychologists refer to a person's childish feelings as his or her inner child.      n-sing   oft poss N  
For me, recovery has been all about finding my inner child and accepting her.     
inner circle        ( inner circles    plural  ) An inner circle is a small group of people within a larger group who have a lot of power, influence, or special information.      n-count   usu sing, oft N of n  
...Mr Blair's inner circle of advisers.     
inner city        ( inner cities    plural  ) You use inner city to refer to the areas in or near the centre of a large city where people live and where there are often social and economic problems.      n-count  
...helping kids deal with the fear of living in the inner city...     
inner tube        ( inner tubes    plural  ) An inner tube is a rubber tube containing air which is inside a car tyre or a bicycle tyre.      n-count  

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inner

  
1    central, essential, inside, interior, internal, intestinal, inward, middle  
2    esoteric, hidden, intimate, personal, private, repressed, secret, unrevealed  
3    emotional, mental, psychological, spiritual  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    exterior, external, outer, outside, outward  
2    exposed, obvious, overt, revealed, surface, unconcealed, unrepressed, visible  

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child pornography
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child care provided by foster parents
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1 a conceited impertinent person 2 a mischievous child
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trip or vacation taken by a couple shortly before the birth of a child
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a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
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[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
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United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children. unicef.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF
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