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English noun: outwardness

1. outwardness (cognition) concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit

SamplesWhat is the origin of the outwardness of our sensations of sound, smell, or taste.
An abstract conception with feelings of reality and spatial outwardness attached to it.

Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind


2. outwardness (attribute) the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior

SamplesThe outwardness of the world.


Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation

Narrower (hyponym)worldliness


3. outwardness (attribute) a concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts)

SamplesHearty showmanship and all-round outwardness.

Broader (hypernym)extraversion, extroversion


Antonymsinternality, inwardness

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