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Definition of outrageous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    outrageous

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//aʊtˈreɪdʒəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//aʊtˈreɪdʒəs//
     
     
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  1. 1very shocking and unacceptable synonym scandalous outrageous behaviour ‘That's outrageous!’ he protested.
  2. 2very unusual and slightly shocking She says the most outrageous things sometimes. outrageous clothes
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French outrageus, from outrage ‘excess’ from ou(l)trage, based on Latin ultra ‘beyond’.Extra examples She thought it absolutely outrageous that he should be promoted over her. ‘That’s outrageous!’ he protested. How can politicians get away with making such outrageous statements?
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