One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
innermost, deepest, deep, deep-seated, profound, inward, underlying, intimate, private, personal, secret, hidden, veiled, masked, concealed, unexpressed, unrevealed, unapparentView synonyms
- ‘The ultimate expression of this deep-seated corruption is the practice of selling, for that most worldly of objects, money, something that concerns man's deepest and inmost nature - the spiritual peace brought by the remission of sins.’
- ‘This clever and engaging play features two people on a train, who, for the most part, express only their inmost thoughts and only at the last make any connection with each other.’
- ‘Like a bow against a cello, this revelatory scene plays against us, plays deep in our inmost selves, and brings something low and grieving to our lips.’
- ‘Why are these people so addicted to writing letters, and recording their inmost thoughts on tape?’
- ‘So mighty is that particular vortex, it is said to have swallowed whales, swimming bears, trees and even whole ships, sucking them inexorably into ‘the inmost recesses of the abyss’.’
Old English innemest (see in, -most).
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