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inward

  
1       adj   Your inward thoughts or feelings are the ones that you do not express or show to other people.  
ADJ n   (=inner)  
I sighed with inward relief.     
  inwardly      adv   ADV with v, ADV adj  
Sara, while remaining outwardly amiable toward all concerned, was inwardly furious.     
2       adj   An inward movement is one towards the inside or centre of something.  
ADJ n  
...a sharp, inward breath like a gasp...     
3   
    inwards  


inward investment     
Inward investment is the investment of money in a country by companies from outside that country.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
inward-looking     
If you describe a people or society as inward-looking, you mean that they are more interested in themselves than in other people or societies.      adj  
  (disapproval)   
...an insular and inward-looking community.     
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inwards   , inward          If something moves or faces inwards, it moves or faces towards the inside or centre of something.      adv   ADV after v     (Antonym: outwards)    She pressed back against the door until it swung inwards...     


inward         
1       adj   Your inward    thoughts or feelings are the ones that you do not express or show to other people.      
ADJ n   (=inner)  
I sighed with inward relief.     
  inwardly      adv   ADV with v, ADV adj  
Sara, while remaining outwardly amiable toward all concerned, was inwardly furious.     
2       adj   An inward    movement is one towards the inside or centre of something.      
ADJ n  
...a sharp, inward breath like a gasp...     
3   
    inwards  
inward investment     
Inward investment is the investment of money in a country by companies from outside that country.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
inward-looking     
If you describe a people or society as inward-looking, you mean that they are more interested in themselves than in other people or societies.      adj  
  (disapproval)   
...an insular and inward-looking community.     

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inward

  

      adj  
1    entering, inbound, incoming, inflowing, ingoing, inpouring, penetrating  
2    confidential, hidden, inmost, inner, innermost, inside, interior, internal, personal, private, privy, secret  
  
Antonyms     
  
2    exterior, external, open, outer, outermost, outside, outward, public  

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