Inner vs Self - What's the difference?

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As an adjective inner

is being or occurring (farther) inside, situated farther in, located (situated) or happening on the inside of something, situated within or farther within contained within something.

As a noun inner

is an inner part.

As a proper noun self is

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inner

English

Adjective

  • Being or occurring (farther) inside, situated farther in, located (situated) or happening on the inside of something, situated within or farther within contained within something.
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  • Close to the centre, located near or closer to center.
  • Inside or closer to the inside of the body.
  • Of mind or spirit, relating to the mind or spirit, to spiritual or mental processes, mental, spiritual, relating to somebody's private feelings or happening in somebody's mind, existing as an often repressed part of one's psychological makeup.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 20, author=Nathan Rabin, work=The Onion AV Club
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992) , passage=Bart spies an opportunity to make a quick buck so he channels his inner carny and posits his sinking house as a natural wonder of the world and its inhabitants as freaks, barking to dazzled spectators, “Behold the horrors of the Slanty Shanty! See the twisted creatures that dwell within! Meet Cue-Ball, the man with no hair!”}}
  • Not obvious, private, not expressed, not apparent, hidden, less apparent, deeper, obscure, ; innermost or essential, needing to be examined closely or thought about in order to be seen or understood.
  • Privileged, more or most privileged, more or most influential, intimate, exclusive, more important, more intimate, private, secret, confined to an exclusive group, exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence being near a center especially of influence.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
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    Synonyms

    * interior * internal

    Antonyms

    * outer

    Derived terms

    * innerness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An inner part.
  • A forward who plays in or near the center of the field.
  • (cricket) A thin glove worn inside batting gloves or wicket-keeping gloves.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    self

    English

    (wikipedia self)

    Pronoun

    (English Pronouns)
  • (obsolete) Himself, herself, itself, themselves; that specific (person mentioned).
  • This argument was put forward by the defendant self .
  • Myself.
  • I made out a cheque, payable to self , which cheered me up somewhat.

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The subject of one's own experience of phenomena: perception, emotions, thoughts.
  • *
  • *:Thanks to that penny he had just spent so recklessly [on a newspaper] he would pass a happy hour, taken, for once, out of his anxious, despondent, miserable self . It irritated him shrewdly to know that these moments of respite from carking care would not be shared with his poor wife, with careworn, troubled Ellen.
  • An individual person as the object of his own reflective consciousness (plural selves).
  • * (1788-1856)
  • *:The self , the I, is recognized in every act of intelligence as the subject to which that act belongs. It is I that perceive, I that imagine, I that remember, I that attend, I that compare, I that feel, I that will, I that am conscious.
  • *, chapter=16
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The preposterous altruism too!
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.}}
  • (lb) A seedling produced by self-pollination (plural selfs).
  • Derived terms

    * selfie

    See also

    * self- * person * I * ego

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (botany) To fertilise by the same individual; to self-fertilise or self-pollinate.
  • (botany) To fertilise by the same strain; to inbreed.
  • Antonyms

    * outcross

    Adjective

  • (obsolete) same
  • * 1605 , William Shakespeare, King Lear , I.i:
  • I am made of that self mettle as my sister.
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • on these self hills
  • * Dryden
  • At that self moment enters Palamon.