outwardly : Related Words Words similar in meaning to outwardly


  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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  • adverb on or from the outside
    • the candidate needs to be externally evaluated
  • adverb with respect to the outside
    • outwardly, the figure is smooth

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  • adjective being on the outside or further from a center
    • spent hours adorning the outer man
    • the outer suburbs
  • adjective satellite located outside
    • outer reality

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  • noun concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit
    • what is the origin of the outwardness of our sensations of sound, smell, or taste
    • an abstract conception with feelings of reality and spatial outwardness attached to it
  • noun the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
    • the outwardness of the world

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  • noun the internal mechanism of a device
  • noun a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

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  • adjective concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
    • superficial similarities
    • a superficial mind
    • his thinking was superficial and fuzzy
    • superficial knowledge
    • the superficial report didn't give the true picture
    • only superficial differences
  • adjective of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
    • superficial measurements
    • the superficial area of the wall
    • a superficial wound

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  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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Without; outside' outwardly. Cf. Withinforth. Obs. Chaucer.

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  • noun the region that is outside of something
  • noun the outer side or surface of something

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  • noun outward features
    • he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion
  • adjective happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
    • the external auditory canal
    • external pressures

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  • adverb with respect to the outside
    • outwardly, the figure is smooth
  • adverb in outward appearance
    • outwardly, she appeared composed

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  • adverb toward the outside
    • move the needle further outward!

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  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    look; appear.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
  • verb seem to be true, probable, or apparent
    • It seems that he is very gifted
    • It appears that the weather in California is very bad

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In the direction of; to.
He set his face toward the wilderness. Num. xxiv. 1.
The waves make towards'' the pebbled shore. Shak.

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  • adjective relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind
    • a concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections
  • adjective satellite that is going out or leaving
    outward-bound; outbound.
    • the departing train
    • an outward journey
    • outward-bound ships

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  • adjective satellite located inward
    interior; internal.
    • Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein
    • she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby
    • an internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
  • adjective located or occurring within or closer to a center
    • an inner room

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