Pronunciation: (in'wurd-lē),[key] —adv. 1. in or on, or with reference to, the inside or inner part; internally.
2. privately; secretly: Inwardly, he disliked his guest. 3. within the self; mentally or spiritually: Look inwardly to discover the truth. 4. in low or soft tones; not aloud.
5. toward the inside, interior, or center.