- of the nature of or involving gross injury or wrong: an outrageous slander.
- grossly offensive to the sense of right or decency: outrageous behavior; an outrageous remark.
- passing reasonable bounds; intolerable or shocking: an outrageous price.
- violent in action or temper.
- highly unusual or unconventional; extravagant; remarkable: a child of the most outrageous precocity; a fancy dive performed with outrageous ease.
Origin of outrageous
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Examples from the Web for outrageous
None of this, however, is what makes Confessions so outrageous.An Ivy League Frat Boy’s Shallow Repentance
November 24, 2014
As noted by Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey in dissent, this is an outrageous position.All The Wrong Reasons to Ban Gay Unions
November 7, 2014
They also passed an outrageous Farm Bill that subsidizes rich farmers and keeps domestic prices artificially high.Assuming GOP Does Take the Senate, Dems Have Nothing to Fear
Veronique de Rugy
November 1, 2014
In their incongruity and outrageous character, they were more and more effective.
They got smaller and smaller; and the costumes became more and more incongruous and outrageous.
The thing was outrageous to him, and he set himself to match her cunning.
At least, she had kept him from the outrageous folly of an ordinary burglary.
Only the emergency could have spurred him to the point of so outrageous an impertinence.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
He hated all cats but his own cat, by whom he was bullied in a most outrageous way.A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs
Inspector Michel looked the outrageous creature up and down.A Nest of Spies
- being or having the nature of an outrage
- grossly offensive to decency, authority, etc
- violent or unrestrained in behaviour or temperament
- extravagant or immoderate
Word Origin and History for outrageous
c.1300, "excessive, extravagant," from Old French outrageus, outrajos "immoderate, excessive, violent, lawless" (Modern French outrageux), from outrage, oltrage (see outrage). Meaning "flagrantly evil" is late 14c.; modern teen slang usages of it unwittingly approach the original and etymological sense of outrage. Related: Outrageously; outrageousness.