outlandish


outlandish

adjective

  1. freakishly or grotesquely strange or odd, as appearance, dress, objects, ideas, or practices; bizarre: outlandish clothes; outlandish questions.
  2. having a foreign appearance.
  3. remote from civilized areas; out-of the-way: an outlandish settlement.
  4. Archaic. foreign; alien.

adjective

  1. grotesquely unconventional in appearance, habits, etc
  2. archaic foreign

adj.Old English utlendisc “of a foreign country, not native,” from utland “foreign land,” literally “outland” (see out + land (n.)) + -ish. Sense of “unfamiliar, strange, odd, bizarre” (such as the customs of foreigners may seem to natives) is attested from 1590s.

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