From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoutwardout‧ward /ˈaʊtwəd $ -wərd/ ●○○ adjective 1 [only before noun]SEEM relating to how a person or situation seems to be, rather than how it really is OPP inward The economy and outward appearance of the area have changed considerably. His clenched fist was the only outward sign of his anger.2 outward journey/voyage etc3 [only before noun]OUT/OUTSIDE directed towards the outside or away from a place the outward flow of oil
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outwardDespite the casual outward attitude toward injury and pain, the men deeply feared wounds.Wright had presided with calmness over six years of considerable outward change, while preserving the inner spirit of the School unaltered.Mentally or instinctively he is looking for the pattern and his antennae are an outward expression of that inward instinct.The outward flight was very uncomfortable.an outward movement of the armThey represented one more barrier between the stricken and the hale, one more outward sign of difference.My parents showed no outward signs of affection.But there were no outward signs that diplomatic efforts would soon defuse the fighting.The outward tips of his bushy eyebrows were tilted upwards slightly, giving him a demonic appearance.outward signThere were few outward signs, however, that the samurai was ready to sheath his sword.He would probably try releasing Osman even if he gave no outward sign of acquiescence.They represented one more barrier between the stricken and the hale, one more outward sign of difference.She gave no outward signs of her problems when she went on a walkabout.People are born with these defects but often show no outward signs of problems.Through much of 1984, there were few outward signs of trouble.These markers are outward signs portraying whether or not individuals and collections of people belong to the same ethnic group.Despite these tensions, government delegations came and went; the outward signs were that all was well.
From King Business Dictionaryoutwardout‧ward /ˈaʊtwəd-wərd/ adjective [only before a noun] leaving a place, rather than arriving in itThe outward flow of investment by British multinationals is high in the manufacturing industry.We use the following methods of despatching outward mail.outward-bound shipments of aid compare inward