Definition of outer man in English:

outer man


the outer man
  • 1A man's body or physical needs and desires.

    • ‘To Proust a train was an encounter between the inner and outer man.’
    1. 1.1 A man's clothes or personal appearance.
      • ‘To this slight picture of the outer man I must add a sketch of his moral qualities, for I believe I can now judge him impartially.’
      • ‘Truth is, when you get the inner man all cleaned up (this is a continual process) it will be reflected in the outer man.’
      • ‘Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.’