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Definition of "outlandish" []

  • Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre. See Synonyms at strange. (adjective)
  • Strikingly unfamiliar. (adjective)
  • Located far from civilized areas. (adjective)
  • Archaic Of foreign origin; not native. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outlandish" in a sentence
  • "There is actually a lot of hard-core science to support what you call outlandish conclusions (black holes, wormholes, dark matter, dark energy, big bang, parallel universes, etc.)"
  • "We've all paid for the clean up already hundreds of times over. first in outlandish profits to oil companies and now with the health risks and devastating short and long term immeasurable effects on the environment."
  • "Of comfortable fortune, with no need to do anything but take his comfort, he elected to travel about the world in outlandish and most uncomfortable ways."