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English definition of “outward”

outward

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈɑʊt·wərd/ us  

outward adjective [not gradable] (SEEMING)

relating to how people, situations, or things seem to be, rather than how they are inside: There were no outward signs that she was injured.
outwardly
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈɑʊt·wərd·li/ us  
Outwardly, he seemed confident, but he was full of doubt.

outward

adverb [not gradable]  /ˈɑʊt·wərd/ (also outwards,  /ˈɑʊt·wərdz/) us  

outward adverb [not gradable] (AWAY FROM)

away from a particular place or toward the outside: The door opens outward.
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