outwardness

noun
out·​ward·​ness | \ ˈau̇t-wərd-nəs How to pronounce outwardness (audio) \

Definition of outwardness

1 : the quality or state of being external
2 : concern with or responsiveness to outward things

First Known Use of outwardness

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outwardness.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outwardness. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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