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Synonyms of 'exterior'

(noun) 
Definition
a part or surface that is on the outside
The exterior of the building was a masterpiece of architecture.
Synonyms
outside
the outside of the building
Grill until the outsides are browned.
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face
We climbed 200 feet up the cliff face.
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surface
The road surface had started breaking up.
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finish
The finish of the woodwork was excellent.
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skin
banana skins
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appearance
He had the appearance of a college student.
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coating
We put on the second coating of lacquer.
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façade
At work they hid their dislike of each other behind a façade of cheerfulness.
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outside surface
(adjective) 
Definition
of, situated on, or suitable for the outside
The exterior walls were made of pre-formed concrete.
Synonyms
outer
Peel away the outer skin of the onion.
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outside
Cracks are beginning to appear on the outside wall.
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external
the external surface of the wall
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outward
In spite of my outward calm, I was very shaken.
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superficial
It may well look different but the changes are only superficial.
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outermost
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
coming or acting from outside or abroad
Synonyms
external
the commissioner for external affairs
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foreign
a foreign language
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alien
They were afraid of the presence of alien troops in the region.
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exotic
travelling around the globe to collect rare and exotic plant species
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extraneous
extraneous influences affecting his state of mind
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extrinsic
the extrinsic conditions which affect relationships
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of alien
Definition
foreign
They were afraid of the presence of alien troops in the region.
Synonyms
imported,
not native,
not naturalized
in the sense of appearance
Definition
the way a person or thing looks
He had the appearance of a college student.
Synonyms
in the sense of coating
Definition
a layer or film spread over a surface
We put on the second coating of lacquer.
Synonyms
dusting,
patina,
lamination

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