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Meaning of OUTRAGEOUS

Pronunciation:  'awtreyjus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
  2. [adj]  grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
 

OUTRAGEOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: exorbitant, extortionate, hideous, horrid, horrific, immoderate, offensive, steep, unconscionable, usurious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Out*ra"geous\, a. [OF. outrageus, F. outrageux. See
{Outrage}, n.]
Of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right,
reason, or decency; involving or doing an outrage; furious;
violent; atrocious. ``Outrageous weeping.'' --Chaucer. ``The
most outrageous villainies.'' --Sir P. Sidney. ``The vile,
outrageous crimes.'' --Shak. ``Outrageous panegyric.''
--Dryden.



Syn: Violent; furious; exorbitant; excessive; atrocious;
     monstrous; wanton; nefarious; heinous. --
     {Out*ra"geous*ly} (out*r[=a]"j[u^]s*l[y^]), adv. --
     {Out*ra"geous*ness}, n.

 
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