adverb \ˈat-wərd-lē\

: on the outside : in a way that can be seen

Full Definition of OUTWARDLY

a :  on the outside :  externally
b :  toward the outside
:  in outward state, behavior, or appearance <was outwardly friendly>

Examples of OUTWARDLY

  1. The two brothers may be outwardly similar, but their personalities couldn't be more different.
  2. Though extremely nervous, she was able to remain outwardly calm during the interview.
  3. Outwardly, their marriage seemed quite normal.

First Known Use of OUTWARDLY

14th century


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