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Synonyms and Antonyms of external

  1. 1 not being a vital part of or belonging to something <the defendant's socioeconomic status must be regarded as entirely external to his guilt or innocence> Synonyms accidental, adventitious, alien, extraneous, extrinsic, foreign, supervenientRelated Words exterior, outside; immaterial, inapplicable, insignificant, irrelevant; nonessential, unessential, unnecessaryNear Antonyms congenital, deep-seated, inborn, inbred; inside, interior, internal; basic, essential, necessaryAntonyms inherent, innate, intrinsic

  2. 2 situated on the outside or farther out <the external chambers of the ancient tomb gave little indication of the magnificence of the innermost chamber> Synonyms exterior, outer, outside, outwardRelated Words outermost, outlying, outmost; superficial, surfaceNear Antonyms inmost, innermost; mid, middle, midmostAntonyms inner, inside, interior, internal, inward

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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