outrageousness hums around these women, and an earthiness too: all have survived—and sometimes thrived from—their drama.
Second, he should use the State of the Union to drive home the absurdity of the situation, and the outrageousness of it.
Akin's view may be outrageous, but its outrageousness is not one man's mental spasm.
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.