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adjective out·ra·geous \(ˌ)at-ˈrā-jəs\

: very bad or wrong in a way that causes anger : too bad to be accepted or allowed

: very strange or unusual : surprising or shocking

Full Definition of OUTRAGEOUS

a :  exceeding the limits of what is usual
b :  not conventional or matter-of-fact :  fantastic
a :  going beyond all standards of what is right or decent <an outrageous disregard of human rights>
b :  deficient in propriety or good taste <outrageous language> <outrageous manners>
out·ra·geous·ly adverb
out·ra·geous·ness noun

Examples of OUTRAGEOUS

  1. They will be punished for their outrageous behavior.
  2. This is outrageous! I will not put up with such treatment.
  3. She's known for her wild hairdos and outrageous costumes.
  4. At first it seemed like an outrageous idea, but then we realized that it wasn't so crazy after all.
  5. The article makes some outrageous claims about her personal life.

First Known Use of OUTRAGEOUS

14th century

Rhymes with OUTRAGEOUS

OUTRAGEOUS Defined for Kids


adjective out·ra·geous \at-ˈrā-jəs\

Definition of OUTRAGEOUS for Kids

:  extremely annoying, insulting, or shameful <Her lies are outrageous.>
:  very strange or unusual <They wore outrageous costumes.>


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