outrageous

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

Definition of outrageous 

1a : exceeding the limits of what is usual the outrageous weather we have been afflicted withNew Yorker outrageous prices

b : not conventional or matter-of-fact : fantastic outrageous costumes an outrageous tale

2 : violent, unrestrained outrageous behavior

3a : going beyond all standards of what is right or decent an outrageous disregard of human rights

b : deficient in propriety (see propriety sense 4a) or good taste outrageous language outrageous manners

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Other words from outrageous

outrageously adverb
outrageousness noun

Examples of outrageous in a Sentence

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.
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What’s the most outrageous request you’ve ever gotten? Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Bar Star: Gee Lee at Yauatcha," 3 July 2018 There are compilations of the most outrageous spectacles — shattering open a plastic baseball full of blue powder or unsealing a cardboard box unleashing a cloud of pink balloons. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "For a mother-to-be (and the dad, too), the ultimate gender-reveal party," 13 May 2018 Keen to hawk their wares within its bounds are the country’s biggest businesses and its most outrageous hucksters (including one entrepreneur arrested for painting stray dogs and selling them as pedigree chums). The Economist, "Why billboards are under attack in Pakistan’s business capital," 22 Mar. 2018 Not outrageous competition but never easy going against a home-state school. Alex Schiffer, kansascity, "This week in Mizzou recruiting: Tray Jackson, Jack Buford, Michigan pipelines and more," 7 June 2018 Dietland is only the latest, and most outrageous, revenge fantasy to storm the small screen. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Female Rage on Television Reaches a Boiling Point in Dietland," 31 May 2018 And, in both instances, the news was way more outrageous (and funny) than the sketches on Wolf’s show. refinery29.com, "The Break With Michelle Wolf," 27 May 2018 The kids here are dressed outrageous and are here in droves to catch glimpses of everyone from Migos to Janelle Monae to Big Sean to Meek Mill to Nicki Minaj. Danielle C. Belton, The Root, "The Root Is in LA for the BET Awards and Has No Idea of What to Wear," 23 June 2018 To suggest that these American Jews should have any say over religious structures located in Israel is outrageous. WSJ, "Jewish Identity Becomes Yet More Polarized," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of outrageous

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of outrageous was in the 14th century

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outrageous

adjective

English Language Learners 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

outrageous

adjective
out·ra·geous | \ au̇t-ˈrā-jəs \

Kids Definition of outrageous

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

2 : very strange or unusual They wore outrageous costumes.

outrageous

adjective
out·ra·geous | \ au̇t-ˈrā-jəs \

Legal Definition of outrageous 

: going beyond standards of decency : utterly intolerable in a civilized society outrageous conduct

Other words from outrageous

outrageously adverb
outrageousness noun

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