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outcast1

[out-kast, -kahst] /ˈaʊtˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
noun
1.
a person who is rejected or cast out, as from home or society:
In the beginning the area was settled by outcasts, adventurers, and felons.
2.
a homeless wanderer; vagabond.
3.
rejected matter; refuse.
adjective
4.
cast out, as from one's home or society:
an outcast son.
5.
pertaining to or characteristic of an outcast:
outcast misery.
6.
rejected or discarded:
outcast opinions.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see out-, cast
Synonyms
1. exile, refugee, expatriate; leper, pariah.

outcast2

[out-kast, -kahst] /ˈaʊtˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
noun, Scot.
1.
a falling out; quarrel.
Origin
1590-1600; noun use of verb phrase (Scottish) cast out
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Examples for outcast
  • In turn each one of us becomes the outcast and new alliances are struck.
  • Ironically, surface dwellers began repurposing the symbols and phrases and tokens of the erstwhile outcast underground.
  • But though the new composite could outcast bamboo, it lacked the feel.
  • There's the feeling of alienation, of being outcast and bullied.
  • My generation worried less about being outcast and more about being dead.
  • Their outcast state has made them all the hungrier for social approval, even if it must be the approval of fellow outcasts.
  • Sitting all alone on a stone beach, this little seal is an outcast from the colony.
  • Yet the struggle from outcast to redeemer is the same, only this time, it is because the super-humans come together as a family.
  • She always spoke of herself as of the bane of her community, and the outcast and abomination of all creatures.
  • He was a youthful outcast with the prowess of a mature mathematician.
British Dictionary definitions for outcast

outcast

/ˈaʊtˌkɑːst/
noun
1.
a person who is rejected or excluded from a social group
2.
a vagabond or wanderer
3.
anything thrown out or rejected
adjective
4.
rejected, abandoned, or discarded; cast out
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Word Origin and History for outcast
outcast
c.1300 "a person cast out or rejected," originally pp. of M.E. outcasten, from out + casten "to cast." The adj. is attested from late 14c. In an Indian context, outcaste "one who has been expelled from his caste" is from 1878; see caste.
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