[ out-rey-juh s ]
/ aʊtˈreɪ dʒəs /


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.

Words nearby outrageous

Origin of outrageous

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

SYNONYMS FOR outrageous

1–3 See flagrant.
2 repugnant, insulting, shocking, revolting.
3 unthinkable, appalling.


out·ra·geous·ly, adverbout·ra·geous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for outrageousness

/ (aʊtˈreɪdʒəs) /


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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