Pronunciation: (in'wurd-lē), [key]
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.