outwardness

Definitions of outwardness
1

n the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior

“the outwardness of the world”
Synonyms:
externality
Antonyms:
inwardness
the quality or state of being inward or internal
Types:
worldliness
concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs
Type of:
position, spatial relation
the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

n concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit

“what 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”
Antonyms:
inwardness
preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values
Type of:
cognitive state, state of mind
the state of a person's cognitive processes

n a concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts)

“hearty showmanship and all-round outwardness
Antonyms:
internality, inwardness
preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
Type of:
extraversion, extroversion
(psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self

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