Definition of innermost in English:



  • 1(of thoughts or feelings) most private and deeply felt.

    ‘innermost beliefs and convictions’
    • ‘Does it make you uncomfortable that people can read your innermost thoughts?’
    • ‘Those deep, innermost feelings you have about the world being really awful are probably right.’
    • ‘But when the day finally arrives when he packs away the clubs for good, he doesn't conceal what he hopes his innermost thoughts will be.’
    • ‘All sorts of personal correspondence, our innermost thoughts, and much of what we have been doing over the past few years are recorded on the computer.’
    • ‘I poured out my deepest and innermost thoughts and wouldn't stop until there was no more to share.’
    • ‘Sometimes people deliberately shrink away from words because of their belief that words lack power to express innermost feelings.’
    • ‘Speaking to a faceless audience who they believed was listening to them somewhere, made them come out with their innermost feelings and fears.’
    • ‘Even songs we can't stand ricochet in our minds; those that we love become enmeshed with our innermost feelings and memories.’
    • ‘It's always interesting to see people's innermost fears and insecurities projected on to another isn't it?’
    • ‘Eighteen urban youths share their innermost feelings in their class's open mike poetry presentation.’
    • ‘I respond becoming even more unnerved, not one bit liking the idea of her being able to read my innermost thoughts.’
    • ‘It is a piece most unwieldy and amateur, and one that I hope will better convey my innermost feelings about my car.’
    • ‘Gender of itself has no bearing on a person's innermost desire for liberty and to reach their fullest potential possible.’
    • ‘There will be no one who is able to respond sympathetically to his innermost fears and apprehensions.’
    • ‘Once again, her innermost thoughts collided with her spoken words.’
    • ‘For fifty hypnotic minutes, we immersed ourselves in noise, drowning out even our very innermost thoughts.’
    • ‘All the hurrying, worrying bustle of the world would be shut out, and she could concentrate on her innermost thoughts.’
    • ‘She had said it was to write your innermost feelings in.’
    • ‘He seemed to know her innermost thoughts, as though reading her mind.’
    • ‘No matter how we might change externals, it is only when our innermost feelings are altered that we truly change and grow.’
    deepest, deep, deep-seated, profound, inward, underlying, intimate, private, personal, secret, hidden, veiled, masked, concealed, unexpressed, unrevealed, unapparent
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  • 2Furthest in; closest to the centre.

    ‘the innermost layer’
    • ‘Five towers made of stylised lotuses rise from the centre, with the innermost tower rising to a height of 699 feet.’
    • ‘It had several layers: the innermost being a spongy fish ball, covered first by a piece of eggplant and then by almond bits.’
    • ‘The initiation of cortical cell collapse was observed 5-6 cell layers from the innermost unmodified cortical layer.’
    • ‘The frigid water soaks your innermost layer of clothing, which is practically a guarantee of hypothermia.’
    • ‘In general, the innermost layer of the seed coat of legumes consists of irregularly shaped cells with large intracellular spaces.’
    • ‘The earliest formed neurons make the innermost cortical layer, while neurons formed later make successive outer layers.’
    • ‘The innermost layer adjacent to the lumen was occasionally difficult to distinguish.’
    • ‘Expression has also been reported in the innermost layer of the tobacco seed-coat.’
    • ‘The roofs had originally comprised a profiled metal decking as the innermost layer.’
    • ‘He correctly pointed out that six spheres can surround a central sphere in the innermost ring.’
    • ‘Our bodies, from our skin's outermost layer to our brain's innermost neurons, are sacred to us.’
    • ‘That was why, in the innermost pocket of his carrying bag, secured beneath several layers of waterproof cloth, there was a tin of candy.’
    • ‘This innermost cell layer is surrounded by about two layers of narrow cells, which are elongate in longitudinal direction.’
    • ‘The central point of the spicule positioned very close to the innermost shell wall.’
    central, middle, internal, interior
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