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. [WordNet 1.5]

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. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Outwardness — Outward Out ward, a. 1. Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; opposed to {inward}; as, an outward garment or layer. [1913 Webster] Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Cor. iv. 16. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outwardness — noun Date: 1580 1. the quality or state of being external 2. concern with or responsiveness to outward things …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • outwardness — See outward. * * * …   Universalium

  • outwardness — noun a) The quality of being outward. b) The result or product of being outward …   Wiktionary

  • outwardness — out·ward·ness …   English syllables

  • outwardness — n. 1 external existence; objectivity. 2 an interest or belief in outward things, objective mindedness …   Useful english dictionary

  • outward — outwardness, n. /owt weuhrd/, adj. 1. proceeding or directed toward the outside or exterior, or away from a central point: the outward flow of gold; the outward part of a voyage. 2. pertaining to or being what is seen or apparent, as… …   Universalium

  • externality — noun the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior the outwardness of the world • Syn: ↑outwardness • Ant: ↑inwardness (for: ↑outwardness) • Derivationa …   Useful english dictionary

  • idealism — /uy dee euh liz euhm/, n. 1. the cherishing or pursuit of high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc. 2. the practice of idealizing. 3. something idealized; an ideal representation. 4. Fine Arts. treatment of subject matter in a work of art… …   Universalium

  • appearance — Synonyms and related words: Christophany, Masan, Prospero, Satanophany, accomplishment, achievement, acting, advent, affectation, air, airiness, angelophany, apparent character, apparition, appearances, approach, arrival, aspect, astral, astral… …   Moby Thesaurus

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