outlandishness


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out·land·ish

 (out-lăn′dĭsh)
adj.
1. Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre. See Synonyms at strange.
2. Located far from civilized areas; remote: "a schooner that's gettin' ready to go off to some outlandish place to look for buried treasure" (Jack London).
3. Archaic Of foreign origin; not native.

out·land′ish·ly adv.
out·land′ish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outlandishness - strikingly out of the ordinaryoutlandishness - strikingly out of the ordinary  
strangeness, unfamiliarity - unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
Translations

outlandishness

nAbsonderlichkeit f, → Sonderbarkeit f; (of prose, style, description) → Eigenwilligkeit f; (of name, colours, clothes, appearance etc) → Ausgefallenheit f; (of theory)Obskürität f
References in classic literature ?
He was just enough civilized to show off his outlandishness in the strangest possible manner.
Its blandness, self-absorption and outlandishness will not even seduce audiences who are in love with the culture and fashion of the era.
Queen of outlandishness and mother monster herself, Lady Gaga, arrived to her hotel in Perth on Sunday afternoon, ahead of her Wednesday night performance, looking ghoulishly stylish.
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In a very unexpected way--and this strikes me as one of the production's overriding strengths--the very outlandishness of Castorf's approach focuses attention on the original more intently than any traditional production in my experience that has tried to follow the letter of Wagner's stage directions or any non-traditional staging that has pursued a more-or-less clearly defined directorial point of view.
The outlandishness of his gratitude made me wonder if all those elegant, aristocratic classmates of ours at Yale had assumed they were doing Ben a favor by letting him share their beds.
Craig Handy is always exciting: he has humor, poise, a little outlandishness, and the intuitive power to jolt a solo into an unexpected area.
We might just forgive the script its outlandishness if a tongue was wedged firmly in cheek, but the film is deadly serious about its jiggery pokery.
Such an interpretation might not be so far from Tennyson's purpose, given the meter's outlandishness.
Those of the late Renaissance championing the revival of Classical architecture began using the derogatory "Gothic" to describe this architecture, which really had nothing to do with the Goths, whose name was only used to connote architectural outlandishness.
We were aware of the constructed nature of the group, and we were aware of him as a player, at least in terms of his outlandishness.