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
The two have been friends since freshman year, and she's seen more outrageous behavior than that from Turcios.
What at first seems like an outrageous concept is justified in practical terms.
This season involves the greatest conspiracy yet, with the Secretary of State and various law-enforcement officials smoothly selling outrageous lies (the convenience-store explosion, the Masterson cover-up).
The biggest challenge President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his First Lady, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) may face in Season 5 is delivering a political drama that's more outrageous than the real thing.
Baseball players often dedicate an outrageous amount of time and energy to coming up with complex handshake routines.
Why did Wright, who supposedly hated cities, carry out this outrageous stunt?
His outrageous attacks on the Führer, politically incorrect by modern standards, are still belly-laugh funny.
Through the overly literal sorting process of the Net, outrageous accounts fall into straight-laced searches, bringing satire to people who are in no way prepared for it.
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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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