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out·cast

 (out′kăst′)
n.
One that has been excluded from a society or system.

out′cast′ adj.

outcast

(ˈaʊtˌkɑːst)
n
1. a person who is rejected or excluded from a social group
2. a vagabond or wanderer
3. anything thrown out or rejected
adj
rejected, abandoned, or discarded; cast out

out•cast

(ˈaʊtˌkæst, -ˌkɑst)

n.
1. a person who is rejected or cast out, as from home or society.
2. a homeless wanderer; vagabond.
adj.
3. cast out, as from one's home or society.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outcast - a person who is rejected (from society or home)
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
heretic, misbeliever, religious outcast - a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
leper - a pariah who is avoided by others
Harijan, untouchable - belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
Adj.1.outcast - excluded from a society
unwanted - not wanted; not needed; "tried to give away unwanted kittens"

outcast

noun pariah, exile, outlaw, undesirable, untouchable, leper, vagabond, wretch, persona non grata (Latin) He had always been an outcast, unwanted and alone.
Translations
مَنْبوذ
udskud
kiközösített
útskúfaîur maîur
atstumtasispaniekintasis
izstumtais
dışlanmış kişi

outcast

[ˈaʊtkɑːst] N (= rejected person) → paria mf; (in exile) → desterrado/a m/f
he's a social outcastvive marginado por la sociedad

outcast

[ˈaʊtkɑːst] n (from society)paria m
They are treated as outcasts → Ils sont traités comme des parias.

outcast

nAusgestoßene(r) mf; social outcastAußenseiter(in) m(f)der Gesellschaft; he was treated as an outcaster wurde zum Außenseiter gestempelt; one of the party’s outcastseiner, den die Partei verstoßen hat

outcast

[ˈaʊtˌkɑːst] nreietto/a; (socially) → emarginato/a

outcast

(ˈautkaːst) noun
a person who has been driven away from friends etc. an outcast from society.
References in classic literature ?
Conceived in the same mood which produced "Almayer's Folly" and "An Outcast of the Islands," it is told in the same breath (with what was left of it, that is, after the end of "An Outcast"), seen with the same vision, rendered in the same method--if such a thing as method did exist then in my conscious relation to this new adventure of writing for print.
I gather the larkspur Over the hillside, Blown mid the chaos Of boulder and bellbine; Hating the tyrant Who made me an outcast, Who of his leisure Now spares me no moment: Drinking the mountain spring, Shading at noon-day Under the cypress My limbs from the sun glare.
I-- I have brought you to this pass, for I have become an outcast, my darling.
He found himself an outcast in the midst of the populous camp.
I write it with the tears in my eyes -- you shall not link your fate to an outcast.
The outcast seized on the bread and meat with lean, long-nailed hands that looked like claws.
Aye, for the game of creating, my brethren, there is needed a holy Yea unto life: ITS OWN will, willeth now the spirit; HIS OWN world winneth the world's outcast.
Knowing what this poor fallen man had once been, her whole soul was moved by the shuddering terror with which he had appealed to her -- the outcast woman -- for support against his instinctively discovered enemy.
He was ruined past hope now; his destruction would be immediate and sure, and he would be an outcast and friendless.
Go on, my dear friend, till you, and those who, like you, have been saved, so as by fire, from the dark prison- house, shall stereotype these free, illegal pulses into statutes; and New England, cutting loose from a blood-stained Union, shall glory in being the house of refuge for the oppressed,--till we no longer merely "~hide~ the outcast," or make a merit of standing idly by while he is hunted in our midst; but, consecrat- ing anew the soil of the Pilgrims as an asylum for the oppressed, proclaim our WELCOME to the slave so loudly, that the tones shall reach every hut in the Carolinas, and make the broken-hearted bondman leap up at the thought of old Massachusetts.
Why am I here now, an outcast from civilisation, instead of being a happy man enjoying all the pleasures of London?
I have never seen a more guileless specimen of an outcast.