Meaning of “outwardly” - Learner’s Dictionary

outwardly

adverb uk us /ˈaʊtwədli/

If someone is outwardly calm, confident, etc, they seem to be calm, confident, etc, although they may not feel that way:

She was very nervous, but she remained outwardly calm.
→ Opposite inwardly

(Definition of “outwardly” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)