Synonyms for external

Synonyms for (noun) external

Synonyms: external

Definition: outward features

Usage: he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion

Similar words: characteristic, feature

Definition: a prominent attribute or aspect of something

Usage: the map showed roads and other features; generosity is one of his best characteristics

Synonyms for (adjective) external

Synonyms: external

Definition: happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface

Usage: the external auditory canal; external pressures

Similar words: outer

Definition: being on or toward the outside of the body

Usage: the outer ear


Similar words: outside

Definition: originating or belonging beyond some bounds:"the outside world"

Usage: outside interests; an outside job


Synonyms: external

Definition: purely outward or superficial

Usage: external composure; an external concern for reputation- A.R.Gurney,Jr.

Similar words: outward

Definition: relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind

Usage: a concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections


Synonyms: outside, external, international

Definition: from or between other countries

Usage: external commerce; international trade; developing nations need outside help

Similar words: foreign

Definition: of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)

Usage: foreign trade; a foreign office


Synonyms: external, extraneous, outside

Definition: coming from the outside

Usage: extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph; relying upon an extraneous income; disdaining outside pressure groups

Similar words: extrinsic

Definition: not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside

Usage: extrinsic evidence; an extrinsic feature of the new building; that style is something extrinsic to the subject; looking for extrinsic aid