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[out-werd-lee] /ˈaʊt wərd li/
as regards appearance or outward manifestation:
outwardly charming; outwardly considerate.
on the outside or outer surface; externally:
Outwardly, the fruit was rough to the touch.
toward the outside:
The pier stretched outwardly from the shore.
Origin of outwardly
1350-1400; Middle English; see outward, -ly Unabridged
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  • He may have been disappointed in himself, even shaken, but outwardly he was as smooth and focused as a socket wrench.
  • While outwardly maladaptive, these behaviors ensure some measure of psychic preservation.
  • They curve outwardly and upwardly to cross in radiating smooth curves to the opposite side.
  • outwardly confident they may be, but those attending have been chastened by the experiences of the past two years.
  • outwardly little has changed, but the contracts have changed character.
  • Despite the slump, the miners are staying outwardly optimistic.
  • At relief centres, no one complains outwardly, though they are suffering from a critical shortage of supplies.
  • Though the eight seem outwardly comfortable and happy, the proposition becomes more enticing.
  • outwardly, the crooks go along with the scam, but they have also devised a scam of their own.
  • She made an organic whole of this outwardly lurid, inwardly elusive part.
British Dictionary definitions for outwardly


in outward appearance
with reference to the outside or outer surface; externally
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