Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun external

1 sense of external

Sense 1
external -- (outward features; "he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion")
       => feature, characteristic -- (a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics")

Antonyms of adj external

4 senses of external

Sense 1
external (vs. internal) -- (happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface; "the external auditory canal"; "external pressures")

internal (vs. external) -- (happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering")
        => inner -- (inside or closer to the inside of the body; "the inner ear")
        => interior -- (inside and toward a center; "interior regions of the earth")
        => internecine -- ((of conflict) within a group or organization; "an internecine feud among proxy holders")
        => intrinsic -- (situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts; "intrinsic muscles")

Sense 2
external, extraneous, outside -- (coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups")

INDIRECT (VIA extrinsic) -> intrinsic, intrinsical -- (belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey)

Sense 3
external, international, outside (prenominal) -- (from or between other countries; "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help")

INDIRECT (VIA foreign) -> domestic -- (of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation; "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction")

Sense 4
external -- (purely outward or superficial; "external composure"; "an external concern for reputation"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.)

INDIRECT (VIA outward) -> inward -- (relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts; "a concern with inward reflections")

Similarity of adj external

4 senses of external

Sense 1
external (vs. internal) -- (happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface; "the external auditory canal"; "external pressures")
       => outer -- (being on or toward the outside of the body; "the outer ear")
       => outside -- (originating or belonging beyond some bounds:"the outside world"; "outside interests"; "an outside job")
          Also See-> outside#1

Sense 2
external, extraneous, outside -- (coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups")
       => extrinsic (vs. intrinsic) -- (not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid")

Sense 3
external, international, outside (prenominal) -- (from or between other countries; "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help")
       => foreign (vs. domestic) -- (of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own); "foreign trade"; "a foreign office")

Sense 4
external -- (purely outward or superficial; "external composure"; "an external concern for reputation"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.)
       => outward (vs. inward) -- (relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind; "a concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections")

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