Definitions for outwardlyˈaʊt wərd li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•ward•lyˈaʊt wərd li(adv.)

  1. as regards appearance or outward manifestation:

    outwardly charming.

  2. on the outside:

    Outwardly, the fruit was rough to the touch.

  3. toward the outside.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outwardly, externally(adverb)

    with respect to the outside

    "outwardly, the figure is smooth"

  2. outwardly(adverb)

    in outward appearance

    "outwardly, she appeared composed"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outwardly(adverb)ˈaʊt wərd li

    ≠ inwardly

    Outwardly he was calm, but inside he was furious.


  1. outwardly(Adverb)

    externally or on the outside, or on the surface

  2. outwardly(Adverb)

    toward the outside

Translations for outwardly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in appearance

Outwardly he is cheerful, but he is really a very unhappy person.

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