a : on the outside : externally
b : toward the outside
: in outward state, behavior, or appearance <was outwardly friendly>
Examples of OUTWARDLY
- The two brothers may be outwardly similar, but their personalities couldn't be more different.
- Though extremely nervous, she was able to remain outwardly calm during the interview.
- Outwardly, their marriage seemed quite normal.
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