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English definition of “outward”
/ˈɑʊt·wərd/ adj [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
/ˈɑʊt·wərd·li/ adv [not gradable] › Outwardly, he seemed confident, but he was full of doubt.