outwardly

[ out-werd-lee ]
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adverb
  1. as regards appearance or outward manifestation: outwardly charming; outwardly considerate.

  2. on the outside or outer surface; externally: Outwardly, the fruit was rough to the touch.

  1. toward the outside: The pier stretched outwardly from the shore.

Origin of outwardly

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at outward, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for outwardly

outwardly

/ (ˈaʊtwədlɪ) /


adverb
  1. in outward appearance

  2. with reference to the outside or outer surface; externally

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