Associations to the word «Outrageous»


OUTRAGEOUS, adjective. Cruel, violating morality or decency; provoking indignation or affront. [from 14th c.]
OUTRAGEOUS, adjective. (now rare) Fierce, violent. [from 14th c.]
OUTRAGEOUS, adjective. Transgressing reasonable limits; extravagant, immoderate. [from 14th c.]
OUTRAGEOUS, adjective. Shocking; exceeding conventional behaviour; provocative. [from 18th c.]

Dictionary definition

OUTRAGEOUS, adjective. Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry".
OUTRAGEOUS, adjective. Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending".

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