adjective out·ra·geous \(ˌ)au̇t-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
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
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Examples of OUTRAGEOUS
- They will be punished for their outrageous behavior.
- This is outrageous! I will not put up with such treatment.
- She's known for her wild hairdos and outrageous costumes.
- At first it seemed like an outrageous idea, but then we realized that it wasn't so crazy after all.
- The article makes some outrageous claims about her personal life.
First Known Use of OUTRAGEOUS
: extremely annoying, insulting, or shameful <Her lies are outrageous.>
: very strange or unusual <They wore outrageous costumes.>
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