outwardly

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English outwardly, outwardli, utwardliche, equivalent to outward +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

outwardly

  1. externally or on the outside, or on the surface
    The terrorist was outwardly a bank clerk.
  2. toward the outside

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From outward +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈuːtwardliː/, /ˈuːtwaːrdliː/

Adverb[edit]

outwardly

  1. (rare) While located at the exterior
  2. (rare) While seen at the exterior; seeming to be
  3. secularly; without religious influence
  4. Without secrecy or deception

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