outward - definition and synonyms

adjective [only before noun] 

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  1. 1
    obvious and easy to see

    He had no outward signs of the illness.

    outward appearance:

    Many people judge purely by outward appearances.

    1. a.
      used about the feelings or qualities that someone seems to have but may not really have

      Carol hid her disappointment under an outward cheerfulness.

  2. 2
    an outward journey is one in which you are going away from home

    The date of your outward flight is 16th April.