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outrageous

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

Simple Definition of outrageous

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

  • : very strange or unusual : surprising or shocking

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outrageous

  1. 1 a :  exceeding the limits of what is usual b :  not conventional or matter-of-fact :  fantastic

  2. 2 :  violent, unrestrained

  3. 3 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>

outrageously

adverb

outrageousness

noun

Examples of outrageous in a sentence

  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.



14th Century

First Known Use of outrageous

14th century

Rhymes with outrageous


OUTRAGEOUS Defined for Kids

outrageous

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adjective out·ra·geous \au̇t-ˈrā-jəs\

Definition of outrageous for Students

  1. 1 :  extremely annoying, insulting, or shameful <Her lies are outrageous.>

  2. 2 :  very strange or unusual <They wore outrageous costumes.>




Law Dictionary

outrageous

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adjective out·ra·geous \au̇t-ˈrā-jəs\

Legal Definition of outrageous

  1. :  going beyond standards of decency :  utterly intolerable in a civilized society <outrageous conduct>

outrageously

adverb

outrageousness

noun




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