Outward meaning

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Relating to the physical self.

A concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections.

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Of, located on, or moving toward the outside or exterior; outer.
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Purely external; superficial.

Outward composure.

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Toward the outside; away from a central point.
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Having to do with the outside or exterior; outer.
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Clearly apparent; observable; visible.
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Away from the interior; to or toward the outside.
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Having to do with the physical or the body as opposed to the mind or spirit.
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Concerning the surface only; superficial.
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Away from the interior or from port; toward the outside.
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Visibly; openly; publicly.
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(obs.) On the outside; externally.
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The outward part; exterior.
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The material or external world.
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Outward form or appearance.
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By all outward indications, he's a normal happy child, but if you talk to him, you will soon realize he has some psychological problems.

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Tending to the exterior or outside.
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Towards the outside; away from the centre. [from 10th c.]

We are outward bound.

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(obsolete, rare) To ward off; to keep out.
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Origin of outward

  • Middle English from Old English ūtweard ūt out out -weard -ward

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English Å«tweard, equivalent to out +"Ž -ward

    From Wiktionary

  • From out- +"Ž ward.

    From Wiktionary