outrageous

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

Definition of outrageous

  1. 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

  2. 2 :  violent, unrestrained outrageous behavior

  3. 3a :  going beyond all standards of what is right or decent an outrageous disregard of human rightsb :  deficient in propriety (see propriety 4a) or good taste outrageous language outrageous manners

outrageously

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outrageousness

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Examples of outrageous in a Sentence

  1. They will be punished for their outrageous behavior.

  2. This is outrageous! I will not put up with such treatment.

  3. She's known for her wild hairdos and outrageous costumes.

  4. At first it seemed like an outrageous idea, but then we realized that it wasn't so crazy after all.

  5. The article makes some outrageous claims about her personal life.

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14th Century

First Known Use of outrageous

14th century


OUTRAGEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

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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

outrageous

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adjective out·ra·geous \au̇t-ˈrā-jəs\

Definition of outrageous for Students

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

  2. 2 :  very strange or unusual They wore outrageous costumes.


Law Dictionary

outrageous

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adjective out·ra·geous \au̇t-ˈrā-jəs\

Legal Definition of outrageous

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

outrageously

adverb

outrageousness

noun


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