Definition of Outwardness

1. Noun. Concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit. "An abstract conception with feelings of reality and spatial outwardness attached to it"

Generic synonyms: Cognitive State, State Of Mind
Antonyms: Inwardness
Derivative terms: Outward



2. Noun. The quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior. "The outwardness of the world"
Exact synonyms: Externality
Specialized synonyms: Worldliness
Generic synonyms: Position, Spatial Relation
Derivative terms: External, External
Antonyms: Inwardness

3. Noun. A concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts). "Hearty showmanship and all-round outwardness"
Generic synonyms: Extraversion, Extroversion
Attributes: Outward
Antonyms: Inwardness
Derivative terms: Outward

Definition of Outwardness

1. Noun. The quality of being outward. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being outward. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outwardness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outwardness

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outwalk
outwalked
outwalker
outwalkers
outwalking
outwalks
outwall
outwalls
outwar
outward
outward-bound
outward-developing
outward-moving
outwardly
outwardness (current term)
outwardnesses
outwards
outwarred
outwarring
outwars
outwash
outwashes
outwaste
outwasted
outwastes
outwasting

Literary usage of Outwardness

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1. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"In the first place a peculiar character of the outwardness which we attribute to our usual auditory sensations, that by which we judge the sound to arise ..."

2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"... or mind, or thought, nor any thing at all belonging to a magnitude or extension, as such, is mere outside or outwardness ; it hath nothing within, ..."

3. The Story of Euclid by William Barrett Frankland (1902)
"CHAPTER VII THE outwardness OF THE ELEMENTS (300 BC) Peak beyond peak, in endless range. MACAULAY. GEOMETRY may be helpfully likened to a vast and intricate ..."

4. Everyman's World by Joseph Anthony Milburn (1916)
"CHAPTER XIII outwardness MAN is, by the structure df his being, an amphibian. He lives by an equal necessity, but not always with an equal facility and ..."

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