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.
- out·ra·geous·ly, adverb
- out·ra·geous·ness, noun
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How to use outrageous in a sentence
The more salacious and outrageous the content, the more people want to watch, in spite of themselves.How a Democratic plan to reform Section 230 could backfire | Bobbie Johnson | February 8, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
So outrageous are the claims in the Secret History that many historians have disregarded the text as pure political satire, intended for the pleasure and humor of an educated elite circle.What the QAnon of the 6th Century Teaches Us About Conspiracies | Roland Betancourt | February 3, 2021 | Time
I’d heard that the wildlife sightings would be pretty outrageous amid this 70,448-acre expanse of rugged badlands cut through by the Little Missouri River.Seeing Big Vistas at Theodore Roosevelt National Park | Emily Pennington | January 21, 2021 | Outside Online
That wisdom applies to America’s big-caps, and nothing illustrates their vulnerability better than Tesla’s outrageous run.
This kind of hard luck is outrageous, even for them, but it won’t stop the NFL train.The Cleveland Browns were an NFL feel-good story. Then the coronavirus got jealous. | Jerry Brewer | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
None of this, however, is what makes Confessions so outrageous.
As noted by Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey in dissent, this is an outrageous position.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
In their incongruity and outrageous character, they were more and more effective.
Campaigns often exchange outrageous attacks but to do so in the guise of a government mailer is quite unusual.Grimes Campaign “Exploring Legal Options” Against McConnell | Ben Jacobs | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rushing into an opposite extreme, the most outrageous receptacles for the precious dust were devised.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The Lords justices read this outrageous note with indignation, and sent it with all speed to Loo.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Wrongs less wanton and outrageous precipitated the French Revolution.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot | William Gannaway Brownlow
It soon appeared, indeed, that the list of outrageous offenders against the laws decreased throughout the country.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
These travelled follows are outrageous bores, with their bushy moustachios and outlandish lingo.Alone | Marion Harland
British Dictionary definitions for outrageous
being or having the nature of an outrage
grossly offensive to decency, authority, etc
violent or unrestrained in behaviour or temperament
extravagant or immoderate
- outrageously, adverb
- outrageousness, noun
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