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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

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

In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes the world to believe that he is. Thus we may say that the whole world is made up of appearances.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.
Pope Paul VI

We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.
Vernon Howard
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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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