outrageousness

outrageous

[out-rey-juhs]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French outrageus. See outrage, -ous

outrageously, adverb
outrageousness, noun


1, 2, 3. See flagrant. 2. repugnant, insulting, shocking, revolting. 3. unthinkable, appalling.
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outrageous (aʊtˈreɪdʒəs)
 
adj
1.  being or having the nature of an outrage
2.  grossly offensive to decency, authority, etc
3.  violent or unrestrained in behaviour or temperament
4.  extravagant or immoderate
 
out'rageously
 
adv
 
out'rageousness
 
n

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outrageous
early 14c., from O.Fr. outrageus, see outrage; modern teen slang usages of it unwittingly approach the original and etymological sense of outrage. Related: Outrageously.
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