View synonyms for ousted


[ ous-tid ]


  1. expelled or removed:

    The recently ousted CEO has told the board of directors that he won't accept his $800,000 severance.

  2. Law. ejected or evicted:

    If there weren’t some restriction or cost, such as a bond, every ousted tenant would appeal, with or without justification.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of oust.
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Other Words From

  • un·oust·ed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ousted1

First recorded in 1660–70; oust ( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective senses; oust ( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb sense
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Example Sentences

We’d followed the efforts of Sam and Dean to oust a corrupt God — who, in this universe, is an egocentric writer named Chuck — and deliver free will to the universe once and for all.

From Vox

Josh Newman, a state senator who was ousted in a recall led by San Diego radio host Carl DeMaio, re-claimed the seat by beating Republican Ling Ling Chang.

Harrison has raised a stunning $57 million in the third quarter of 2020 in his effort to oust Graham from the Senate.

In 2017, the King appointed his private secretary as chairman of the CPB’s board, ousting the Minister of Finance from the seat.

From Fortune

One Minnesota tyke served for two terms before getting ousted at the age of five.

First the Muslim Brotherhood came to power only to be ousted by the Egyptian military.

NBC News boss Deborah Turness abruptly ousted the ‘Meet the Press’ host four months ago.

He was the chief of staff of ousted Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych.

Last weekend, the cattiest of Hollande's ministers went a step too far, slamming France's economic policy, and was finally ousted.

But at least the ousted President Eduard Shevardnadze, for all the allegations of corruption against him, never was detained.

If they're ousted from Pump Street they're flying somewhere.

Soon, however, I was ousted from my single-bedded blessedness by a more worthy madman.

In the course of a century it has ousted all other methods of production, and all other forms of social activity.

Samson rubbed his hands and began to smile, but the pleasant look was ousted by a grotesque twitching of the countenance.

The real working man will soon be ousted, and his more cunning pretended friends will take possession and reap all the benefits.


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