Origin of outrageous
Examples from the Web for outrageousness
Outrageousness hums around these women, and an earthiness too: all have survived—and sometimes thrived from—their drama.Streisand’s Gay Sex Problem, and the Death of the Gay Icon|Tim Teeman|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Second, he should use the State of the Union to drive home the absurdity of the situation, and the outrageousness of it.
Akin's view may be outrageous, but its outrageousness is not one man's mental spasm.Akin's Abortion View: More Widespread in GOP Than You Think|David Frum|August 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The outrageousness of the conclusion proves the premises false.The Parables of Our Lord|William Arnot
This outrageousness shows only what manner of spirit they are of, and how much their sordid views exceed their parental love.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
Notwithstanding Mrs. M.'s outrageousness she is the person I trouble my head the least about.
British Dictionary definitions for outrageousness
Word Origin and History for outrageousness
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.