adjective out·land·ish \ˌat-ˈlan-dish\

: very strange or unusual : extremely different from what is normal or expected

Full Definition of OUTLANDISH

:  of or relating to another country :  foreign
a :  strikingly out of the ordinary :  bizarre <an outlandish costume>
b :  exceeding proper or reasonable limits or standards
:  remote from civilization
out·land·ish·ly adverb
out·land·ish·ness noun

Examples of OUTLANDISH

  1. She fills her books with outlandish characters.
  2. The actress wore an outlandish dress to the awards ceremony.

First Known Use of OUTLANDISH

before 12th century


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