Adjective "outrageous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Shockingly bad or excessive.
  1. 'She talked about this, denouncing it, calling it outrageous.'
  2. 'They are normally only awarded where the conduct can be described as reprehensible, scandalous or outrageous.'
  3. 'I think that this Congress owes it to the American people to get to the bottom of this outrageous scandal.'
  4. 'I suspect that others will view the decision as more outrageous than I do, but I still find it troubling.'
  5. 'It's an outrageous act of poor sportsmanship, which of course, makes for great comedy.'
  6. 'His grotesque and absurd characters committed gross, outrageous acts.'
  7. 'This is, as been stated, one of the most outrageous acts I have ever seen.'
  8. 'I find that there has not been any conduct on the part of the plaintiff that is scandalous, reprehensible or outrageous.'
  9. 'We need the people who are responsible for these stupid and outrageous acts to come to their senses and put a stop to it.'
  10. 'He had been sentenced to nine life terms for what the judge called ‘an outrageous atrocity’.'
  11. 'the outrageous claims made by the previous government'
  12. 'And from these documents they made the most outrageous claims.'
  13. 'This was surely an exaggeration, but not an outrageous one.'
  14. 'I use reality in particular only when reality is really outrageous and unbelievable.'
  15. 'The benefit of imagination is our ability to translate an act of imagination, no matter how outrageous, into reality.'
  16. 'I give almost any idea or perspective a chance - no matter how outrageous it seems.'
  17. 'The very idea that he would leak stories to her is preposterous, outrageous, possibly blasphemous and undoubtedly iniquitous.'
  18. 'I agree that I think it's outrageous to suggest that he did it purely for political gain.'
  19. 'This kind of outrageous dishonesty should not be rewarded at the ballot box.'
  20. 'Anyone who has read any interviews with the composer, let alone listened to his music, will know that these claims are outrageous.'
  21. 'Jimmy was nearly disqualified under the rule that says you have to present an unlikely tale of outrageous fortune to claim a lottery prize.'
Very bold and unusual and rather shocking.
  1. 'He was often known for wearing rather outrageous clothes whenever possible, as well.'
  2. 'And so every night at the bar, I'm bartending in a different, completely outrageous outfit.'
  3. 'There is nothing worse in a small space than to be confronted by bold and outrageous colours with every open door.'
  4. 'The majority of people I have served are very safe and go for classic investments rather than outrageous pieces.'
  5. 'It was almost like rugby club bonding, where each outdoes the last with ever more outrageous acts.'
  6. 'He was bold, outrageous, witty, shocking and sympathetic without being the least bit soppy or sentimental.'
  7. 'We have an art-class sock drawer of wildly outrageous socks that yearn to be in show business.'
  8. 'If something appears too bold or outrageous to the public, it needs its time.'
  9. 'You tend to be more attracted to the outrageous than one who looks and act like everyone else.'
  10. 'It is a target rather than an outrageous boast, but should he achieve it, perhaps then he will be considered by observers to be an unqualified success.'


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.

More examples(as adjective)

"somebodies can be outrageous on stages."

"sentences can be outrageous to offences."

"people can be outrageous in/at/on afternoons."

"people can be outrageous over tops."

"people can be outrageous on talks."

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Late Middle English: from Old French outrageus, from outrage ‘excess’ (see outrage).