Inward vs Inwards - What's the difference?

inward | inwards |

Inward is a related term of inwards.


As adverbs the difference between inward and inwards

is that inward is towards the inside while inwards is towards the inside.

As an adjective inward

is situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.

As a noun inward

is (obsolete|chiefly|in the plural) that which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.

inward

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.
  • (obsolete) Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar.
  • *, II.3:
  • *:There is nothing can be added unto the daintinesse of Fulvius'' wives death, who was so inward with ''Augustus .
  • * Bible, Job xix. 19
  • All my inward friends abhorred me.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life.

    Derived terms

    * inwards * inwardly * inwardness

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Towards the inside.
  • So much the rather, thou Celestial Light, Shine inward . — Milton.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) That which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.
  • (Jeremy Taylor)
  • * Milton
  • Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat.
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) The mental faculties.
  • (obsolete) A familiar friend or acquaintance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I was an inward of his.
    (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

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    inwards

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Towards the inside.
  • Antonyms

    * outwards

    See also

    * inwardly