Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being outgoing; gregariousness, extroversion.

Etymologies

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outgoing +‎ -ness

Examples

  • "The outgoingness is a genuine gift," said Helms, who has watched many directors of central intelligence come and go.

    The Trouble with the CIA

  • In regard to dating, some “helpful” people have suggested that I should try being “less funny,” or I should “tone down” my outgoingness and independence.

    Live and Let Love

  • Although he often suffered from ill-health, he balanced out Nancy's outgoingness, with a sweet and gentle nature.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • One of the many ways Gorbachev differed from his predecessors was his outgoingness.

    The Great Experiment

  • Actually, I think that the gay crowd is drawn to me because they love my honesty, hopefully my outgoingness.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2003

  • It took the better part of another full day before he regained some of his newfound courage and outgoingness.

    Music in The Night

  • Her sense of humor and outgoingness are as vibrant as her personality.

    What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?: A Woman in a "Man's War"

  • Mr. Brown's remarkable outgoingness, it turned out, was part of a personal mission: as deacon of a Baptist church, he viewed his passengers, too, as a "flock" whose needs he tended.

    The Recruiting Edge

  • Often Clinton’s dogged outgoingness — itself a subversion of her caricature — worked to reverse these old impressions, or pushed incidental encounters into prosperous partnerships.

    Take Two: Hillary's Choice

  • It’s amazing how much outgoingness folks pick up when they feel at home amoung their own kind.

    Bad News, Good News, Appalling News « Whatever

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