outward

Primary Meanings of outward

1.
adjadv
that is going out or leaving
toward the outside
2.
adj
relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind
Full Definitions of outward
1

adj that is going out or leaving

“an outward journey”
outward-bound ships”
Synonyms:
outbound, outward-bound
outgoing
leaving a place or a position

adv toward the outside

“move the needle further outward!”
Synonyms:
outwards
Antonyms:
inward, inwards
toward the center or interior
2

adj relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind

“a concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections”
Synonyms:
external
purely outward or superficial
outer
located outside
superficial
concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
Antonyms:
inward
relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts
indwelling
existing or residing as an inner activating spirit or force or principle
inmost, innermost
being deepest within the self
inner, interior, internal
located inward
private, secret
not expressed
self-whispered
as if whispered to yourself
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