outwardness


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

outwardness \outwardness\ n.
   1. concern with outward things or material objects (esp the
      body and its appearance) as opposed to the mind or the
      spirit or ideal concepts; as, hearty showmanship and
      all-around outwardness.
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   2. the quality or state of being outside or directed toward
      or relating to the outside or exterior; as, the
      outwardness of the world.

   Syn: externality.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Outward \Out"ward\, a.
   1. Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; --
      opposed to inward; as, an outward garment or layer.
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            Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is
            renewed day by day.                   --Cor. iv. 16.
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   2. Of or pertaining to the outer surface or to what is
      external; manifest; public. "Sins outward." --Chaucer.
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            An outward honor for an inward toil.  --Shak.
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   3. Foreign; not civil or intestine; as, an outward war.
      [Obs.] --Hayward.
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   4. Tending to the exterior or outside.
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            The fire will force its outward way.  --Dryden.
      [1913 Webster] -- Out"ward*ly, adv. -- Out"ward*ness,
      n.
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   Outward stroke. (Steam Engine) See under Stroke.
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