What is another word for inner?

Synonyms for inner
ˈɪn ərin·ner

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term inner.


  1. inneradjective

    internal, interior


  2. inneradjective

    An inner part.

    interior, internal


  3. inneradjective

    Close to the centre, located near or closer to center (the inner suburbs).

    internal, interior


  4. inneradjective

    A thin glove worn inside batting gloves or wicket-keeping gloves.

    interior, internal


  5. inneradjective

    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 (inner confidence, inner strength, inner life, inner child, inner artist, inner peace, inner light).

    interior, internal


  6. inneradjective

    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 (inner meaning, inner resources, inner logic ).

    interior, internal


  7. inneradjective

    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 (inner circle, inner council ).

    interior, internal


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inner

    interior, vital, secret, close

    exterior, outer, outermost, open

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inner, interior, internaladjective

    located inward

    "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein; "she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby; "an internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.

    upcountry, inside, home(a), intragroup, inner(a), midland, national, internal, intimate, privileged, interior(a), interior

    outward, inclusive, external, extrinsic

  2. inner(a)adjective

    located or occurring within or closer to a center

    "an inner room"

    inclusive, outward, external, extrinsic

  3. inner, internal, intimateadjective

    innermost or essential

    "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"

    national, interior, informal, sexual, privileged, internal, cozy, versed, inner(a), intragroup, inside, familiar, intimate, knowledgeable, interior(a), home(a)

    extrinsic, outward, inclusive, external

  4. inside, inner, privilegedadjective

    confined to an exclusive group

    "privy to inner knowledge"; "inside information"; "privileged information"

    inside, internal, inside(a), intimate, privileged, interior, inner(a)

    extrinsic, inclusive, outward, external

  5. inneradjective

    exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence

    "inner regions of the organization"; "inner circles of government"

    internal, inside, inner(a), privileged, intimate, interior

    outward, inclusive, external, extrinsic

  6. inneradjective

    inside or closer to the inside of the body

    "the inner ear"

    internal, inside, inner(a), privileged, intimate, interior

    inclusive, extrinsic, outward, external

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inneradjective

    interior, internal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inneradjective

    internal, interior, obscure, esoteric, innermost parts, recesses, penetralia, sanctuary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inner":

    internal, interior, inland, domestic, inboard, indoor, inside, homeland, home

How to pronounce inner?

How to say inner in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use inner in a sentence?

  1. Robbie Gass:

    Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.

  2. Horace Walpole:

    The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is sort of a Divine accident.

  3. Dennis Koenig:

    Dreams are postcards from our subconscious, inner self to outer self, right brain trying to cross that moat to the left. Too often they come back unread return to sender, addressee unknown. That's a shame because it's a whole other world out there--or in here depending on your point of view.

  4. Bryant McGill:

    The outer world is a reflection of our inner selves.

  5. Jean Trebek:

    I think that is one of Alex's gifts was that he could be very resolute and know that the truth will not hurt you and he wanted to empower people to move through whatever challenge they had in life with a sense of inner strength, inner dignity and love.

Translations for inner

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for inner »


Find a translation for the inner synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"inner." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 27 Nov. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/inner>.

Discuss these inner synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for inner?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. transmissible
    • B. genetic
    • C. hereditary
    • D. maladaptive

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for inner: