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1. Situated or occurring farthest within: the innermost chamber.
2. Most intimate: one's innermost feelings.
The part situated farthest in.
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1. being or located furthest within; central
2. intimate; private: innermost beliefs.
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(ˈɪn ərˌmoʊst)

1. farthest inward; inmost.
2. most intimate or secret.
3. the innermost part.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.innermost - being deepest within the self; "one's innermost feelings"
inward - relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts; "a concern with inward reflections"
2.innermost - situated or occurring farthest within; "the innermost chamber"
inner - located or occurring within or closer to a center; "an inner room"
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1. deep, private, personal, true, hidden, intimate, profound, veiled, sincere, in-depth, heartfelt, deeply felt expressing your innermost feelings
2. central, middle, interior, inner, median the innermost part of the eye
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الأبعَد إلى الداخِلالأعْمَق إلى الداخِل
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[ˈɪnəməʊst] ADJ [thoughts, feelings] → más íntimo, más secreto; [place, chamber] → más recóndito
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈɪnərməʊst] adj [thoughts, feelings] → le plus intime(la); [secrets] → le plus intime(la)
his innermost thoughts → ses pensées les plus intimesinner self nmoi m
the search for the inner self → la quête du moiinner tube n [tyre] → chambre f à air
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(ˈinə) adjective
1. placed etc on the inside or further in. The inner tube of his tyre was punctured.
2. (of feelings etc) secret or hidden. I could not guess what his inner thoughts might be.
ˈinnermost adjective
1. placed etc furthest from the edge or outside. the innermost parts of the castle.
2. (also inmost) most secret or hidden. his innermost feelings; in the inmost corners of his heart.
ˈinner tube noun
a rubber tube filled with air inside a car tyre or a bicycle tyre.
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References in classic literature ?
There was not a flutter of her coarse shawl, perhaps, but had its interest in this man's eyes; not a tone of her voice but had its echo in his innermost heart.
The brain is at least twenty feet from his apparent forehead in life; it is hidden away behind its vast outworks, like the innermost citadel within the amplified fortifications of Quebec.
It spread equally among all classes of citizens-- men of science, shopkeepers, merchants, porters, chair-men, as well as "greenhorns," were stirred in their innermost fibres.
Let man fear woman when she hateth: for man in his innermost soul is merely evil; woman, however, is mean.
The wild glare of these enormous flambeaux, lighting up with a startling brilliancy the innermost recesses of the vale, and seen moving rapidly along beneath the canopy of leaves, the savage shout of the excited messengers sounding the news of their approach, which was answered on all sides, and the strange appearance of their naked bodies, seen against the gloomy background, produced altogether an effect upon my mind that I shall long remember.
Indeed my innermost feeling, now, is that "The Return" is a left- handed production.
In any of the burial-places of this city through which I pass, is there a sleeper more inscrutable than its busy inhabitants are, in their innermost personality, to me, or than I am to them?
They have likewise discovered two lesser stars, or satellites, which revolve about Mars; whereof the innermost is distant from the centre of the primary planet exactly three of his diameters, and the outermost, five; the former revolves in the space of ten hours, and the latter in twenty-one and a half; so that the squares of their periodical times are very near in the same proportion with the cubes of their distance from the centre of Mars; which evidently shows them to be governed by the same law of gravitation that influences the other heavenly bodies.
I could not fathom the seeming hallucination, nor could I free myself from it; but somewhere in the innermost recesses of my soul I felt a strange yearning toward these unknown foemen, and a mighty hope surged through me that the fleet would return and demand a reckoning from the green warriors who had so ruthlessly and wantonly attacked it.
To the acute observer no one can produce the most casual work without disclosing the innermost secrets of his soul.
And this embrace too, owing to a long-standing impression related to his innermost feelings, had its usual effect on Kutuzov and he gave a sob.
I shrank then--I shrink still--from invading the innermost sanctuary of her heart, and laying it open to others, as I have laid open my own.