1. 1〔世間体〕
    • 父は外聞を重んじる人です
    • My father worries a lot about 「his reputation [what people think].
    • 外聞が悪い
    • It is scandalous [disgraceful].
    • 彼は恥も外聞もなく泣いた
    • He wept openly without caring about appearances.
  1. 2〔外の人に知れること〕
    • 外聞をはばかることだが会社は人手に渡るらしい
    • This shouldn't go any further, but it looks as if the company will change hands.