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Definition of "outrageous" []

  • Grossly offensive to decency or morality. (adjective)
  • Being well beyond the bounds of good taste: outrageous epithets. (adjective)
  • Having no regard for morality. (adjective)
  • Violent or unrestrained in temperament or behavior. (adjective)
  • Extremely unusual or unconventional; extraordinary: loved to dress in outrageous clothing; found some outrageous bargains. (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 "outrageous" in a sentence
  • "I think it's also important to note that the term outrageous, Soledad, which was used by Mr. Clarke on the "60 Minutes" interview, would be most appropriate to respond to the interview that I heard him have with Bill."
  • "U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned Syria for what he called an "outrageous use of violence" against opposition protesters, after 75 people were killed Friday in a government crackdown on the demonstrations."
  • "At least President Obama finally sent an envoy to Europe yesterday to explore joint action to stop what he called "outrageous" violence against protesters."