the inner man/woman

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the inner man/woman

One's inner thoughts, conscience, mind, or spirit. Spending time away from technology and the hustle of the city does wonders for the inner woman. It's important to spend time cultivating the inner man, not just the man presented to the outside world.
See also: inner, man, woman

the ˌinner ˈman/ˈwoman


1 your mind or soul: Prayer and meditation are good for the inner man.
2 (humorous) your appetite: It’s time to do something for the inner man; let’s look for a restaurant.
See also: inner, man, woman
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To this end, I suggest we all need to embrace our inner woman, or at least cultivate and demonstrate more of the yin energy--compassion, sensitivity, insightfulness and intuitiveness--that is part of us all.
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