noun out·ness

Definition of outness



  1. :  the quality or state of being out; specifically :  the quality or state of being distinguishable from the perceiving mind by existing in space and possessing materiality :  externality are more than thought and have an outness, a reality sui generis — S. T. Coleridge

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Origin and Etymology of outness

3out + -ness

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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