- extenuating circumstance,
- extenuating circumstances,
- exterior angle,
Origin of exterior
Examples from the Web for exterior
There is none of the jutting out of decks and balconies, and feeling of exterior bulk that is so familiar to mega-yachts.The World's Most Beautiful Boat—Yours for Half a Billion Dollars|Tim Teeman|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After leaving Biba in 1976, she became a well-known interior and exterior designer in the revival of the Miami Art Deco District.
The dogs have been fried in soybean oil until their exterior skin begins to develop a sensuous crunch.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s|Jane & Michael Stern|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In any case, they bring the exterior of the house to life with bursts of color and control the light and views from inside.World-Famous Architects Design Dollhouses For New Charity Project|Chloë Ashby|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A source said the couple plans on spending double on the interior of their home as the exterior, The Daily Mail reported.
The remains of this castle are very ruinous, though the outer walls and the exterior of the keep are in good condition still.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Winchester|Philip Walsingham Sergeant
The three194 apses, much altered by repairs, project boldly, all of them showing three sides on the exterior.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople|Alexander Van Millingen
In pressed glass the exterior surface is modelled by the mould, whilst the interior surface is modelled by the plunger (fig. 20).
The windows had been boarded up; and the exterior of the craft bore out all that Dee Dickinson had said of it.The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat|Janet Aldridge
Beneath the apparent similarities of the exterior mind, the difference between him and Tholomyes was very great.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Word Origin for exterior
1520s, from Latin exterior, comparative of exterus "on the outside, outward, outer, of another country, foreign," itself a comparative of ex "out of" (see ex-). As a noun from 1590s.