out of the question

Definition of out of the question

  1. :  not possible or allowed Asking my father for money was completely out of the question. Wearing a stained blouse to dinner was out of the question.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

questionplay
  1. :  an interrogative expression often used to test knowledge

    :  an interrogative sentence or clause

    :  a subject or aspect in dispute or open for discussion :  issue

  1. :  to ask a question of or about

    :  to interrogate intensively :  cross-examine

    :  doubt, dispute


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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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