Definition of 'outwardly'
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Sometimes they will be directed outwardly and sometimes inwardly. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)She may appear in my clinic outwardly calm and confident. Coping With Sudden Hair Loss (1988)So why are so many outwardly respectable people getting away with daylight robbery? Times, Sunday Times (2009)He is inwardly and sometimes outwardly raging with bitterness and frustration. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She explains how different mixes of cooperation and resistance were used and how people were often outwardly supportive but inwardly contemptuous. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. Christianity Today (2000)It's a surprise to hear that so outwardly confident a band suffer from performance anxiety. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Though outwardly similar, the folding seats will disappear from the new cab. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But most shocking were the antics of an outwardly respectable businesswoman in her mid-forties. The Sun (2009)She flew home that night, outwardly very calm. The Sun (2012)He's very calm outwardly but inwardly he must be hurting. The Sun (2008)A man had to be a hero inwardly and outwardly to be able to draw that bow. What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)This also reflects his personal hygiene, outwardly appearing clean but in reality, dirty. STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)The Italian appeared outwardly relaxed, yet beneath the casual demeanour is a man under pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2006)US officials remain outwardly confident the homegrown forces they have been training over the past six years will be up to the task of containing the violence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Used Occasionally. outwardly is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'outwardly'
British English: outwardly ADVERB
You use outwardly to indicate the feelings or qualities that a person or situation may appear to have, rather than the ones that they actually have.
They may feel tired and though outwardly calm, can be irritable.
Definition of outwardly from the Collins English Dictionary
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