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outrageous

out·ra·geous

outrageous

 
 
pronunciation:
aUt reI js
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: grossly injurious, offensive, or wrong.
The idea of one human being having ownership of another is outrageous.
synonyms:
atrocious, barbarous, brutal, heinous, monstrous, unspeakable
similar words:
abominable, contemptible, cruel, foul, nefarious, reprehensible, vile
definition 2: exceeding tolerable limits of behavior; disgraceful or shocking.
For a woman to demand the right to vote was considered outrageous in the past.
synonyms:
disgraceful, flagrant, intolerable, offensive, scandalous, shameless, shocking
antonyms:
moderate
similar words:
abusive, egregious, gross, immodest, indecent, indelicate, insulting, notorious, obscene, profane, vulgar
definition 3: extreme or bizarre in behavior, appearance, speech, or opinions.
This comedian's act was filled with outrageous antics.Some rock stars are famous for their outrageous clothes and behavior onstage.
synonyms:
bizarre, extreme, outlandish
similar words:
extraordinary, unconventional
derivations: outrageously (adv.), outrageousness (n.)
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