What is another word for outwardly?

Pronunciation: [ˈa͡ʊtwədli] (IPA)

Outwardly is a commonly used adverb that describes how something appears on the surface. It refers to the visible or observable aspects of a situation or scenario, rather than the hidden, internal aspects. Some synonyms for outwardly include visibly, seemingly, apparently, overtly, and evidently. All of these words denote how something appears or presents itself on the surface. Additionally, other synonyms could be on the surface, externally, superficially, or externally. Overall, these words can be helpful when trying to convey how something appears, but do not provide insight into the underlying motives or emotions involved.

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What are the opposite words for outwardly?

Antonyms for "outwardly" include "inwardly," "internally," "privately," "inward," and "internally." These words refer to the inner thoughts and feelings of an individual, rather than their outward appearance or behavior. Inwardly implies that something is happening internally within a person, while privately suggests that something is happening in a closed or secretive manner. Internally and inward both have similar meanings, indicating something that is happening within oneself. By understanding the antonyms of outwardly, one can gain a better understanding of how to communicate about a person's inner state, rather than simply relying on their observable behaviors.

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Usage examples for Outwardly

A battery of curious eyes was turned in speculation upon Marjorie as she walked the length of the study hall, outwardly composed, but inwardly resentful at Miss Merton's tone, which, to her sensitive ears, bordered on insult.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
Is a passion that is roused by a figure gliding past like a shadow, by one who is inwardly dead, and only outwardly has a semblance of life; is not that passion but a freak of madness; and is a madman responsible for the words he utters?
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse
outwardly resembling the wealthy Society Girl, they are essentially quite different.
William McFee

Famous quotes with Outwardly

  • Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
    Jean de la Bruyere
  • The story of Willie Stark fascinated me because it was tackling the story of a man who outwardly has all the success one could possibly want and who is destroyed by his personal demons.
    Carlisle Floyd
  • I actually was class clown, but I don't know how that happened because I've never been considered an outwardly funny person-as the people in this room will attest.
    Janeane Garofalo
  • Jodie Foster may continue to outwardly ignore me for the rest of my life, but I have made her one of the most famous actresses in the world.
    John W. Hinckley, Jr.
  • My father was very outwardly religious.
    John McGahern

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