outré

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adjective ou·tré \ü-ˈtrā\

Definition of outré

  1. :  violating convention or propriety :  bizarre

Examples of outré in a sentence

  1. His art is a bit too outré for most people to enjoy.

  2. an actor known more for his outré offscreen antics than for his on-screen performances

Origin and Etymology of outré

French, from past participle of outrer to go beyond, carry to excess, from Old French ultrer, utrer, from ultre, outre beyond


First Known Use: 1722


OUTRÉ Defined for English Language Learners

outré

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adjective ou·tré \ü-ˈtrā\

Definition of outré for English Language Learners

  • : very strange, unusual, or shocking

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