Definition of way-out in English:



  • Regarded as extremely unconventional, unusual, or avant-garde.

    • ‘Looking back, it was a great place in which to grow up but, with my way-out lifestyle, I can't see myself living there now.’
    • ‘The fact is that the proportion of the community involved in more way-out therapies like magnetism or iridology, is pretty small.’
    • ‘Parents may want to think twice if their teenager is telling them way-out stories, having wilder than usual mood swings and seeing things that aren't there.’
    • ‘Reporting on both way-out theories and scientific discoveries, the author remains funny, fair-minded, and firmly planted on Earth.’
    • ‘But not all of the critics who have attacked the President for being dishonest are peddlers of these way-out notions.’
    • ‘Many of the ‘re-imaginings’ are pretty way-out and I'm not sure they are terribly good.’
    • ‘There are plenty of way-out things I do not believe.’
    • ‘Instead, the scientists backed more way-out systems for reflecting the sun's rays back into space.’
    • ‘The end result will be like something you have seen in way-out fashion magazines.’
    • ‘It seemed pretty way-out until I read the 5 preceding articles he refers to in paragraph 5.’
    • ‘With their way-out designs and wacky wardrobes, these fashion students at York College are more used to setting trends than following them.’
    • ‘The decade that gave us Madonna, Prince and all the other way-out entertainers is yours for the remaking, retaking and reliving!’
    • ‘We've grown used to Japanese car makers showing way-out pollutionless cars of the distant future.’
    • ‘The result is just as way-out and bizarre, but a lot less funny.’
    • ‘But the Seventies were more than a cocktail of way-out fashions and disco dancing.’
    • ‘All of them are conservative types, and think I'm weird and way-out for what I do and don't do when it comes to church and religion.’
    • ‘If I had unlimited resources, I would use the Albert Hall for some way-out Stockhausen sonic experiment.’
    • ‘Interesting how research projects sometimes come up with way-out results like these.’
    • ‘I'm not a way-out liberal: I've never advocated any of these things.’
    • ‘Its always best to believe the most likely theory that has documentation rather than the way-out ones that don't.’
    unconventional, off-centre, outlandish, eccentric, quirky, aberrant, unusual, crazy, absurd, bizarre, mad, strange, weird, freakish, peculiar, odd, uncommon, avant-garde
    far out, offbeat, oddball, wacky, screwy, nutty, batty
    bizarro, off the wall
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/ˈˌwā ˈout/