1. an appearance; the surface

    うわべの surface; outward; seeming

    • うわべを飾る
    • keep up appearances
    • うわべをつくろう
    • put up 「a good front [a brave show]
    • うわべは平穏な生活をしていた
    • To all outward appearances, he was living a peaceful life.
    • うわべは満足しているようだったが内心では腹を立てていた
    • Outwardly he seemed to be satisfied, but actually he was furious.
    • うわべはぶっきらぼうだ
    • He is seemingly blunt.
    • うわべの親切さにだまされた
    • I was taken in by his seeming [surface] kindness.