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outward

adjective uk   /ˈaʊt.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/

outward adjective (ON OUTSIDE)

[before noun] relating to how people, situations, or things seem to be, rather than how they are inside: The outward appearance of the building has not changed at all in 200 years. If he is suffering, he certainly shows no outward sign of it. To all outward appearances everything was fine, but under the surface the marriage was very shaky.

outward adjective (GOING AWAY)

away from the centre: outward investment (= investment in other companies/countries) We have the chance to build an outward-looking Europe that lives up to its global responsibilities. [before noun] going towards a particular place, rather than returning from it: The outward flight/journey took eight hours.
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outwardly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Outwardly, he seemed happy enough.

outward

[adverb] uk   /ˈaʊt.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/
mainly US →  outwards
Opposite
Translations of “outward”
in Korean 표면상의…
in Arabic خارِجي…
in Portuguese exterior, externo…
in Catalan extern…
in Japanese 外見上の…
in Italian esteriore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 外面的, 外表的,外面的…
in Russian внешний, видимый…
in Turkish dış, harici…
in Chinese (Simplified) 外面的, 外表的,外面的…
in Polish zewnętrzny, widoczny…
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