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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But $599 is an outrageous price for this headset, especially in light of Quest’s $399 listing. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "HTC Vive Focus hands-on impressions: No-PC, no-wires VR at a too-steep price," 9 Nov. 2018 To print such a falsehood on the front page of a major newspaper is outrageous. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla subpoenaed in the SEC’s Model 3 investigation," 2 Nov. 2018 From mattresses to electronics, every year the brand manages to swoop in with some outrageous deals. Jolie Peters, House Beautiful, "Here's Everything You Can Expect From Amazon's 2018 Black Friday Deals," 4 Oct. 2018 The whole night was outrageous, but no one is surprised. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "9 Juicy Details From Kylie Jenner's Over-The-Top 21st Birthday Party That You Totally Missed," 10 Aug. 2018 But the scientific implications of a ballooning planet are outrageous to consider, and hard just to reconcile with the basic laws of physics. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, "We’ve Been Wrong Before: The Expanding Earth Theory," 3 Aug. 2018 Even more outrageous is the claim that Weinstein reportedly threatened to get Quentin Tarantino to direct instead. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Lord of the Rings," 4 May 2018 TheaterWorks is presenting Robert Askin’s outrageous social satire July 20 through Aug. 26. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "'Hand To God': Hanging Out With An Unhinged, Satanical Hand Puppet At Theaterworks," 12 July 2018 The actor has made a career out of playing outrageous characters in films including Borat and Brüno. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Sacha Baron Cohen Asks Dick Cheney to Sign 'Waterboard Kit' in Surprise New Show," 9 July 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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