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1 concern with outward things or material objects (especially the body and its appearance) as opposed to the mind and spirit; "hearty showmanship and all-around outwardness" [ant: inwardness]
2 the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior; "the outwardness of the world" [syn: externality] [ant: inwardness]
3 concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts); "hearty showmanship and all-round outwardness" [ant: inwardness]
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