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exterior

1 noun
     
ex‧te‧ri‧or1 [countable]
1 [usually singular] the outside of something, especially a building [≠ interior]
exterior of
the exterior of the factory
The dome is tiled on the exterior.
2

calm/cool etc exterior

behaviour that seems calm, unfriendly etc but which often hides a different feeling or attitude:
Beneath that calm exterior, he has a fierce will to win.

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