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