outrageous


outrageous

adjective

  1. of the nature of or involving gross injury or wrong: an outrageous slander.
  2. grossly offensive to the sense of right or decency: outrageous behavior; an outrageous remark.
  3. passing reasonable bounds; intolerable or shocking: an outrageous price.
  4. violent in action or temper.
  5. highly unusual or unconventional; extravagant; remarkable: a child of the most outrageous precocity; a fancy dive performed with outrageous ease.

adjective

  1. being or having the nature of an outrage
  2. grossly offensive to decency, authority, etc
  3. violent or unrestrained in behaviour or temperament
  4. extravagant or immoderate

adj.c.1300, “excessive, extravagant,” from Old French outrageus, outrajos “immoderate, excessive, violent, lawless” (Modern French outrageux), from outrage, oltrage (see outrage). Meaning “flagrantly evil” is late 14c.; modern teen slang usages of it unwittingly approach the original and etymological sense of outrage. Related: Outrageously; outrageousness.

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