Definition of outrageous in English:

outrageous

adjective

  • 1Shockingly bad or excessive.

    ‘an outrageous act of bribery’
    • ‘I think that this Congress owes it to the American people to get to the bottom of this outrageous scandal.’
    • ‘It's an outrageous act of poor sportsmanship, which of course, makes for great comedy.’
    • ‘I suspect that others will view the decision as more outrageous than I do, but I still find it troubling.’
    • ‘His grotesque and absurd characters committed gross, outrageous acts.’
    • ‘We would like to voice our disgust, anger and utter disbelief that they had considered such an outrageous act.’
    • ‘Most of them expected the principal to suspend or even expel him for his outrageous behaviour.’
    • ‘To use ‘blood sports’ as a tool for this though is outrageous and sickening.’
    • ‘They are normally only awarded where the conduct can be described as reprehensible, scandalous or outrageous.’
    • ‘It was outrageous, it was horrendous, and it was disgusting.’
    • ‘She talked about this, denouncing it, calling it outrageous.’
    • ‘We need the people who are responsible for these stupid and outrageous acts to come to their senses and put a stop to it.’
    • ‘If you don't find that situation outrageous, you are part of the problem.’
    • ‘What is most outrageous about the administration gets bypassed in media coverage.’
    • ‘The first aspect is laughable, the second scandalous and the third outrageous.’
    • ‘I find that there has not been any conduct on the part of the plaintiff that is scandalous, reprehensible or outrageous.’
    • ‘His comments have been termed a disgrace, disgusting, outrageous and so on.’
    • ‘He had been sentenced to nine life terms for what the judge called ‘an outrageous atrocity’.’
    • ‘There had to be a reason why he lost control and watched helplessly as his own body committed such an outrageous act.’
    • ‘This is, as been stated, one of the most outrageous acts I have ever seen.’
    • ‘It was an outrageous act and what was really upsetting from my point of view is that the referee did not look at it.’
    shocking, disgraceful, scandalous, atrocious, appalling, abhorrent, monstrous, heinous
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    1. 1.1Wildly exaggerated or improbable.
      ‘the outrageous claims made by the previous administration’
      • ‘It is a huge claim, but one that is by no means outrageous.’
      • ‘This claim sounds outrageous, and I have seen it corroborated in no other sources.’
      • ‘I give almost any idea or perspective a chance - no matter how outrageous it seems.’
      • ‘Jimmy was nearly disqualified under the rule that says you have to present an unlikely tale of outrageous fortune to claim a lottery prize.’
      • ‘Anyone who has read any interviews with the composer, let alone listened to his music, will know that these claims are outrageous.’
      • ‘They can present any outrageous claim they choose to without even having to go through the motions of defending it.’
      • ‘And from these documents they made the most outrageous claims.’
      • ‘No exaggeration or vilification directed their way is too outrageous for consideration.’
      • ‘I agree that I think it's outrageous to suggest that he did it purely for political gain.’
      • ‘There were also outrageous exaggerations on the cafeteria scene circulating around the school.’
      • ‘She wasn't going to give Hallie the chance to tell her that outrageous lie, that was certain.’
      • ‘This was surely an exaggeration, but not an outrageous one.’
      • ‘This kind of outrageous dishonesty should not be rewarded at the ballot box.’
      • ‘More rumors spread, each more outrageous and unbelievable than the last.’
      • ‘I use reality in particular only when reality is really outrageous and unbelievable.’
      • ‘What's the most outrageous lie you've ever told a reporter?’
      • ‘The things politicians say and do to either grab for power or remain in office are often outrageous, sometimes unbelievable.’
      • ‘The hoops are frequently absurd and outrageous, but that's another story.’
      • ‘The benefit of imagination is our ability to translate an act of imagination, no matter how outrageous, into reality.’
      • ‘The very idea that he would leak stories to her is preposterous, outrageous, possibly blasphemous and undoubtedly iniquitous.’
  • 2Very bold, unusual, and startling.

    ‘her outrageous leotards and sexy routines’
    • ‘We tell slightly more exaggerated anecdotes from our outrageous youths.’
    • ‘However, anything too outrageous could fall quickly foul of the ‘fashion police’.’
    • ‘Maria had been delighted to find someone so outrageous at the college's late - August opening year cocktail party.’
    • ‘If something appears too bold or outrageous to the public, it needs its time.’
    • ‘It was almost like rugby club bonding, where each outdoes the last with ever more outrageous acts.’
    • ‘He also became famous for his theatrical stage presence, dressing in outrageous costumes.’
    • ‘You would have never done something so outrageous like this before.’
    • ‘He was bold, outrageous, witty, shocking and sympathetic without being the least bit soppy or sentimental.’
    • ‘There is nothing worse in a small space than to be confronted by bold and outrageous colours with every open door.’
    • ‘We have an art-class sock drawer of wildly outrageous socks that yearn to be in show business.’
    • ‘And so every night at the bar, I'm bartending in a different, completely outrageous outfit.’
    • ‘The majority of people I have served are very safe and go for classic investments rather than outrageous pieces.’
    • ‘You tend to be more attracted to the outrageous than one who looks and act like everyone else.’
    • ‘It reminds me of being a student when I used to wear mildly outrageous things, rather than the standard business attire I wear nowadays.’
    • ‘He was often known for wearing rather outrageous clothes whenever possible, as well.’
    • ‘So people suddenly saw, Hey, I can because a star for doing something completely outrageous.’
    • ‘Yelena still insists that I would have placed better last time if my dress had been more outrageous.’
    • ‘Among these many worlds, the underworld of that age was representative of the outrageous, brash and lawless life.’
    • ‘It is a target rather than an outrageous boast, but should he achieve it, perhaps then he will be considered by observers to be an unqualified success.’
    • ‘Perhaps its this intolerance for boredom that explains some of the bassist's more outrageous adventures.’
    eye-catching, startling, striking, flamboyant, showy, flashy, gaudy, ostentatious, dazzling
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French outrageus, from outrage excess (see outrage).

Pronunciation:

outrageous

/outˈrājəs/