outwardly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈaʊtwədli/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈaʊtwɚdli/

AdverbEdit

outwardly

  1. Externally or on the outside, or on the surface.
    The terrorist was outwardly a bank clerk.
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 208:
      If only she would wake and close her mouth, mentally prayed the outwardly unflinching girl. Later the doctor came, and sheltered by his presence the sick woman's husband stood in the doorway.
  2. Toward the outside

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From outward +‎ -ly.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdverbEdit

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

DescendantsEdit

  • English: outwardly

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