outrageous

[ out-rey-juhs ]
/ aʊtˈreɪ dʒəs /

adjective

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.

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Origin of outrageous

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English, from Middle French outrageus. See outrage, -ous

synonym study for outrageous

1-3. See flagrant.

OTHER WORDS FROM outrageous

out·ra·geous·ly, adverbout·ra·geous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for outrageous

outrageous
/ (aʊtˈreɪdʒəs) /

adjective

being or having the nature of an outrage
grossly offensive to decency, authority, etc
violent or unrestrained in behaviour or temperament
extravagant or immoderate

Derived forms of outrageous

outrageously, adverboutrageousness, noun
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