Definition of outwardly in English:


Syllabification: out·ward·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈoutwərdlē


[often as submodifier]
1On the surface: an outwardly normal life [sentence adverb]: outwardly she seemed no different
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  • Invariably they are well-dressed, intelligent and from outwardly stable and normal households.
  • I'm having problems maintaining my outwardly normal composure as it is.
  • Those of you who use the term, even in jest, need to think about this: a lot of people will pretend something is funny, or outwardly put up with it without comment.
1.1On or from the outside: outwardly featureless modern offices [sentence adverb]: outwardly it’s not a bad-looking car
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  • The Mack reminds us of how much has changed, outwardly, in modern African America.

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