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OUTRAGEOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does outrageous mean? 

OUTRAGEOUS (adjective)
  The adjective OUTRAGEOUS has 2 senses:

1. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
2. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

  Familiarity information: OUTRAGEOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OUTRAGEOUS (adjective)


Sense 1outrageous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror

Synonyms:

hideous; horrific; outrageous; horrid

Context examples:

subjected to outrageous cruelty / a hideous pattern of injustice / horrific conditions in the mining industry

Similar:

offensive (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses)


Sense 2outrageous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

Synonyms:

exorbitant; usurious; extortionate; outrageous; steep; unconscionable

Context examples:

exorbitant rent / extortionate prices / spends an outrageous amount on entertainment / usurious interest rate / unconscionable spending

Similar:

immoderate (not within reasonable limits)


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