out·​ward·​ness ˈau̇t-wərd-nəs How to pronounce outwardness (audio)
: the quality or state of being external
: concern with or responsiveness to outward things

Word History

First Known Use

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outwardness was in 1580

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Cite this Entry

“Outwardness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outwardness. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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