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outré

[oo-trey] /uˈtreɪ/
adjective
1.
passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < French, past participle of outrer to push beyond bounds (see outrage)
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outré

/ˈuːtreɪ/
adjective
1.
deviating from what is usual or proper
Word Origin
C18: from French past participle of outrer to pass beyond
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Word Origin and History for outre
adj.

"exaggerated, extravagant, eccentric," 1722, from French outré "exaggerated, excessive, extreme," past participle of outrer "to carry to excess, overdo, overstrain, exaggerate," from outre "beyond" (see outrage).

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