externally vs outwardly what difference

what is difference between externally and outwardly

English

Etymology

external +‎ -ly

Adverb

externally (comparative more externally, superlative most externally)

  1. on the surface or the outside

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English outwardly, outwardli, utwardliche, equivalent to outward +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈaʊtwədli/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈaʊtwɚdli/

Adverb

outwardly

  1. Externally or on the outside, or on the surface.
  2. toward the outside

Synonyms

  • (externally): apparently, superficially, to all appearances; see also Thesaurus:ostensibly

Translations


Middle English

Alternative forms

  • outwardli, outwardlye, utwardly, utwardlye, utwardliche, outewardly

Etymology

From outward +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈuːtwardliː/, /ˈuːtwaːrdliː/

Adverb

outwardly

  1. (rare) While located at the exterior
  2. (rare) While seen at the exterior; seeming to be
  3. secularly; without religious influence
  4. Without secrecy or deception

Descendants

  • English: outwardly

References

  • “ǒutwā̆rdlī, adv.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-12.

See also

  • inwardly

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