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View synonyms for exterior

exterior

[ ik-steer-ee-er ]

adjective

  1. outer; being on the outer side:

    the exterior surface; exterior decorations.

    Synonyms: superficial, external, outside, outward

    Antonyms: interior

  2. intended or suitable for outdoor use:

    exterior paint.

  3. situated or being outside; pertaining to or connected with what is outside:

    the exterior territories of a country.

    Synonyms: extrinsic, foreign, extraneous, outlying



noun

  1. the outer surface or part; outside.

    Synonyms: face

    Antonyms: interior

  2. outward form or appearance:

    She has a placid exterior, but inside she is tormented.

    Synonyms: aspect, mien

  3. Mathematics. the collection of points not contained in the closure of a given set.

exterior

/ ɪkˈstɪərɪə /

noun

  1. a part, surface, or region that is on the outside
  2. the observable outward behaviour or appearance of a person
  3. a film or scene shot outside a studio


adjective

  1. of, situated on, or suitable for the outside

    exterior cleaning

  2. coming or acting from without; external

    exterior complications

  3. of or involving foreign nations

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Derived Forms

  • exˈteriorly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • ex·teri·or·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of exterior1

1525–35; < Latin, comparative of exter or exterus on the outside, outward. See ex- 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of exterior1

C16: from Latin, comparative of exterus on the outside, from ex out of

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Example Sentences

The exterior is made of super-soft micro-fleece and the interior from organic cotton, which contains hypoallergenic, fine-glass beads.

Strodel, 59, compared the sign to the giant Bromo Seltzer bottle that once adorned the tower of the same name and the advertisements once painted on the brick exteriors of many small businesses.

The final layer on the exterior of the glove can include water-resistance treatment or protection from cuts and wear and tear.

On the exterior is the bran, which looks like a thin brown skin.

DWR is a hydrophobic treatment that helps water bead up and run off the exterior of waterproof garments.

Its beautifully aged wooden exterior houses traditional floor seating and beautiful gardens typical of the area.

The site was blacked out at all times, with curtains and painted exterior windows.

Embodying both the disfigured exterior and the sensitive man inside is the challenge facing Cooper.

There is none of the jutting out of decks and balconies, and feeling of exterior bulk that is so familiar to mega-yachts.

After leaving Biba in 1976, she became a well-known interior and exterior designer in the revival of the Miami Art Deco District.

Under his rough exterior Soult hid great powers of business, a keen perspicacity, and much tact.

But beneath this smooth and gentle exterior resided great firmness.

There is no such thing as an exterior will outside the man's brain, to push one scale down with a finger.

Newcomen's engine had the interior, as well as the exterior of the steam-cylinder exposed to the cooling atmosphere.

The cathedral, though not one of the largest or most imposing, is remarkable for the elaborate carving of the exterior.

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