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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English outwardes, from Old English ūtweardes; equivalent to outward +‎ -s. Cognate with German auswärts.

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outwards (comparative more outwards, superlative most outwards)

  1. From the interior toward the exterior; in an outward direction.
    • Sir Isaac Newton
      Light falling on them is not reflected outwards.
  2. (obsolete) Outwardly; (merely) on the surface.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XXIII:
      Wo be to you scrybes, and pharises ypocrites, for ye are lyke unto paynted tombes which appere beautyfull outwardes: but are within full off deed mens bones and of all fylthynes.

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outwards

  1. Alternative form of outwardes