Definitions

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  • adj. Seeking or going out after external objects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Seeking or going out after external objects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Moving or going out; seeking after external objects.

Etymologies

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Latin extra on the outside + ire, itum, to go.

Examples

  • For women are less hypocrites to their own minds than men are, because in general they feel less proportionate abhorrence of moral evil in and for itself, and more of its outward consequences, as detection and loss of character, than men, — their natures being almost wholly extroitive.

    Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher

  • For women are less hypocrites to their own minds than men are, because in general they feel less proportionate abhorrence of moral evil in and for itself, and more of its outward consequences, as detection, and loss of character than men, -- their natures being almost wholly extroitive.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

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