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Definition of Exterior

Exterior

  1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is external; -- opposed to interior; as, the exterior part of a sphere.
  2. External; on the outside; without the limits of; extrinsic; as, an object exterior to a man, opposed to what is within, or in his mind.
  3. Relating to foreign nations; foreign; as, the exterior relations of a state or kingdom.
  4. The outward surface or part of a thing; that which is external; outside.
  5. Outward or external deportment, form, or ceremony; visible act; as, the exteriors of religion.

Exterior Quotations

To me, it really seems visible today that ethics is not something exterior to the economy, which, as technical matter, could function on its own; rather, ethics is an interior principle of the economy itself, which cannot function if it does not take account of the human values of solidarity and reciprocal responsibility.
Pope Benedict XVI

What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things... it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.
Constantin Brancusi

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
Walt Whitman

The people who really know me understand that I have a tough exterior, but I'm actually just a hippie at heart.
Erin Wasson

Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
Juvenal
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Exterior Translations

exterior in Dutch is aanblik, aanschijn, buitenkant
exterior in Italian is esterno
exterior in Norwegian is utvendig, ytre, utside
exterior in Swedish is yttre, utsida, yttre
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