Definition of outrageous
1a : exceeding the limits of what is usual the outrageous weather we have been afflicted with — New Yorker outrageous pricesb : not conventional or matter-of-fact : fantastic outrageous costumes an outrageous tale
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.
Recent Examples of outrageous from the Web
Participants can enter one of five categories, including Most Glamorous, Most Outrageous, Best Racing Theme, Best Fascinator and Flowers/All Other.
For example, a customer who is charged outrageous prices or data cap overage fees could claim that the charges are unjust and unreasonable and ask the FCC to intervene.
Back in May, Oreo started the #MyOreoCreation campaign, which allows fans to suggest fun, weird flavors (think the most outrageous Oreo flavors, but even stranger).
Maybe the senators will, in their quiet time at home, absorb this thoughtful reporting—then come up with some good ideas to combat the outrageous surge in the price of medicines, and of healthcare in general.
OnePlus didn’t do anything outrageous or eye-catching, like shave the bezel to a sliver or build in a modular ecosystem.
There have been an outrageous number of personal attacks, not just to him but to frankly everyone around him.
To be sure, Anthony Kiedis, Flea and company are far tamer compared to their outrageous tube sock days.
Soler, who reviewed the video for the Journal Sentinel, said Johnson’s actions were outrageous, created great risk of harm and raised questions about how officers at Lincoln Hills were trained.
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First Known Use of outrageous
OUTRAGEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outrageous for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of outrageous for Students
1 : extremely annoying, insulting, or shameful Her lies are outrageous.
2 : very strange or unusual They wore outrageous costumes.
Legal Definition of outrageous
: going beyond standards of decency : utterly intolerable in a civilized society outrageous conduct
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