freakishly or grotesquely strange or odd, as appearance, dress, objects, ideas, or practices; bizarre: outlandish clothes; outlandish questions.
having a foreign appearance.
remote from civilized areas; out-of the-way: an outlandish settlement.
Archaic. foreign; alien.
- out·land·ish·ly, adverb
- out·land·ish·ness, noun
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How to use outlandish in a sentence
This version of TheDonald, while very similar in form to what had lived on Reddit, spiraled further toward more outlandish and dangerous speech.TheDonald’s owner speaks out on why he finally pulled plug on hate-filled site | Craig Timberg, Drew Harwell | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The more she does outlandish things, the more she will be criticized, and the more she will use the criticism as evidence of her silencing, and the more money she will raise, the more she will win.The Greene-House gas effect is toxic. Republicans won’t crack a window. | Monica Hesse | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
From building an underwater wall 120 kilometers long to try to save a glacier to cloud seeding an area three times the size of Spain to increase rainfall, it seems there’s no project too outlandish to at least consider—if not put into action.Scientists Want to Fight Climate Change by Blocking the Sun With Dust | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | January 28, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Any sports fan or political partisan will be familiar with the emotional rush that conspiracy theorists feel when saying outlandish things.It’s time to raise the cost of spreading conspiracy theories | Matthew Heimer | January 14, 2021 | Fortune
Without an understanding of the deep theoretical ideas behind it, axions just seemed outlandish.
The contradictions and outlandish claims are never challenged, because drug education in China is virtually nonexistent.Chinese Getting Hooked on the Middle East's Favorite Drug | Brendon Hong | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Apart from the outfits, of course, some of which have been quite outlandish.
Speaking of which, the Scots are ideal in the matter of outlandish native costume.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster | P. J. O’Rourke | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Maybe not, but such outlandish designs profoundly influence how our cities will be built.
The movie was aggressively fun, and, despite its sci-fi setting and outlandish plot, somehow relatable.Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt Is the Everydude Superhero | Kevin Fallon | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These travelled follows are outrageous bores, with their bushy moustachios and outlandish lingo.Alone | Marion Harland
Well, there was a big outlandish parrot on each side of the clock, made out of something like chalk, and painted up gaudy.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
But this India naybob's will was at Calcutty, or some outlandish place; and there was no getting sight of a coppy of it.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush | William Makepeace Thackeray
Sacred fountains by the dozen, and sacred trees by the score, may still be met with in these outlandish regions.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
The snowshoe rabbit made its appearance, tracking the shadowy, silent woods with great, outlandish marks.The White Desert | Courtney Ryley Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for outlandish
grotesquely unconventional in appearance, habits, etc
- outlandishly, adverb
- outlandishness, noun
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