One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the outrageous burden of taxation’
shocking, disgraceful, scandalous, atrocious, appalling, abhorrent, monstrous, heinous
evil, wicked, abominable, terrible, horrible, horrid, horrendous, dreadful, hideous, foul, nauseating, sickening, vile, villainous, nasty, ghastly, odious, loathsome, shameful, infamous, nefarious, iniquitous, unspeakable, intolerable, insufferable, insupportable, unendurable, unbearable
impossible, exasperating, offensive, maddening, distressing
immoderate, exorbitant, unreasonable
British informal over the top, OTT, steep, beastly
acceptable, mild, moderate
2‘we can all sneer at people who are caught out by outrageous offers’
far-fetched, unlikely, highly unlikely, doubtful, dubious, questionable, implausible, unconvincing, unbelievable, incredible, ridiculous, preposterous, extravagant, elaborate, high-flown, overdramatic, overdone, sensationalized, excessive, overstated, inflated, highly coloured
3‘pop stars wearing outrageous clothes’
eye-catching, startling, striking, flamboyant, showy, flashy, gaudy, ostentatious, dazzling
saucy, shameless, brazen, brash, unspeakable, adventurous, bold, daring, audacious, swashbuckling, defiant, daredevil, shocking
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