outrageous


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out·ra·geous

 (out-rā′jəs)
adj.
1.
a. Grossly offensive to decency or morality.
b. Being well beyond the bounds of good taste: outrageous epithets.
2. Having no regard for morality.
3. Violent or unrestrained in temperament or behavior.
4.
a. Extremely unusual or unconventional; extraordinary: loved to dress in outrageous clothing; found some outrageous bargains.
b. Being beyond all reason; extravagant or immoderate: spends an outrageous amount on entertainment.

out·ra′geous·ly adv.
out·ra′geous·ness n.

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
outˈrageously adv
outˈrageousness n

out•ra•geous

(aʊtˈreɪ dʒəs)

adj.
1. of or involving gross injury or wrong.
2. grossly offensive to the sense of right or decency: outrageous behavior.
3. passing reasonable bounds: an outrageous price.
4. violent in action or temper.
5. extravagant; remarkable: outrageous cleverness.
[1275–1325; < Middle French outrageus. See outrage, -ous]
out•ra′geous•ly, adv.
out•ra′geous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.outrageous - grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
2.outrageous - greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"

outrageous

adjective
2. unreasonable, unfair, excessive, steep (informal), shocking, over the top (slang), extravagant, too great, scandalous, preposterous, unwarranted, exorbitant, extortionate, immoderate, O.T.T. (slang) Charges for long-distance telephone calls are absolutely outrageous.
unreasonable fair, reasonable, just, moderate, equitable

outrageous

adjective
1. Disgracefully and grossly offensive:
Archaic: enormous.
Translations
شَنِيعٌشَنيع، مُهين، مُتَجاوِز حُدود الأدَب
neslýchaný
forfærdeligoprørendeuhyrlig
järkyttävä
skandalozan
svívirîilegur
とんでもない
무례한
nezaslišan
skandalös
ผิดปรกติและน่าตกใจ
hung bạo

outrageous

[aʊtˈreɪdʒəs] ADJ
1. (= shocking, intolerable) [conduct, decision, accusation] → escandaloso; [price, demands] → exorbitante, escandaloso; [act, crime] → atroz, monstruoso
it's outrageous! I won't stand for it¡qué barbaridad! or ¡es escandaloso! no lo pienso consentir
it is outrageous that taxpayers will have to foot the billes escandaloso que sean los contribuyentes los que tengan que pagar
2. (= extravagant) [clothes, fashion] → extravagante, estrafalario; [idea, story] → estrambótico
she has an outrageous sense of humoursu sentido del humor es de escándalo
he's outrageous!¡es increíble or imposible!

outrageous

[aʊtˈreɪdʒəs] adj
[behaviour] → scandaleux/euse; [incident] → scandaleux/euse
(= excessive) [claim, demand] → outrancier/ière
(= absurd) [clothes, remark] → grotesque

outrageous

adj
(= cruel, violent)gräulich, verabscheuenswürdig; murder, rape, and other outrageous deedsMord, Vergewaltigung und andere Untaten
remark, story, price, claim, behaviourunerhört; demand, insolence, lie, arrogance etcunerhört, unverschämt; nonsensehaarsträubend; languageentsetzlich, unflätig; charge, defamation etcungeheuerlich; clothes, make-up etcausgefallen, unmöglich (inf); (= indecent)geschmacklos; complexity, selfishnessunglaublich, unerhört; outrageous colourSchockfarbe f; he’s outrageous!er ist unmöglich!; it’s absolutely outrageous that …es ist einfach unerhört, dass …

outrageous

[aʊtˈreɪdʒəs] adj (language, joke, offensive) → scioccante; (price) → esorbitante; (clothes) → stravagante; (crime) → atroce
it's outrageous that ... → è scandaloso che...

outrage

(ˈautreidʒ) noun
a wicked act, especially of great violence. the outrages committed by the soldiers; The decision to close the road is a public outrage.
verb
to hurt, shock or insult. She was outraged by his behaviour.
outˈrageous adjective
noticeably terrible. an outrageous hat; outrageous behaviour.
outˈrageously adverb
outˈrageousness noun

outrageous

شَنِيعٌ neslýchaný oprørende empörend σκανδαλώδης escandaloso järkyttävä effarant skandalozan atroce とんでもない 무례한 buitensporig opprørende oburzający ultrajante возмутительный skandalös ผิดปรกติและน่าตกใจ dehşet verici hung bạo 蛮横的

outrageous

a. [shocking] atroz; increíble.
References in classic literature ?
Then the Reverend Hobson opened up, slow and solemn, and begun to talk; and straight off the most outrageous row busted out in the cellar a body ever heard; it was only one dog, but he made a most powerful racket, and he kept it up right along; the parson he had to stand there, over the coffin, and wait -- you couldn't hear yourself think.
The charge was so outrageous that the steward for all answer only dropped his eyelids bashfully.
When he learned, however, the amount of rich furs that had been passed into the hands of the Northwesters, he was outrageous, and insisted that an inventory should be taken of all the property purchased of the Americans, "with a view to ulterior measures in England, for the recovery of the value from the Northwest Company.
I would have given them good words, but there was no room for it, two fiery dragons could not have been more furious than they were; they tore my clothes, bullied and roared as if they would have murdered me; the mistress of the house came next, and then the master, and all outrageous, for a while especially.
True, among the more upright and honorable whalemen allowances are always made for peculiar cases, where it would be an outrageous moral injustice for one party to claim possession of a whale previously chased or killed by another party.
It is not strange, then, that those who wrote of him should have eked out their scanty recollections with a lively fancy, and it is evident that there was enough in the little that was known of him to give opportunity to the romantic scribe; there was much in his life which was strange and terrible, in his character something outrageous, and in his fate not a little that was pathetic.
She stored her furniture, and, at a rent which the parson thought outrageous, took a furnished house for a year, so that she might suffer from no inconvenience till her child was born.
The woman made a furious dash at a particularly outrageous cluster of little boys.
At these words the squire grew still more outrageous than before; so that the parson begged Jones to retire; saying, "You behold, sir, how he waxeth wrath at your abode here; therefore let me pray you not to tarry any longer.
306-332) Men say that Typhaon the terrible, outrageous and lawless, was joined in love to her, the maid with glancing eyes.
The outrageous treatment of poor Tom had roused her still more; and she had followed Legree to the house, with no particular intention, but to upbraid him for his brutality.
He was going a-fishing before dawn, with Pembroke Howard, and if I got the twins into the common calaboose--and I thought sure I could--I never dreamed of their slipping out on a paltry fine for such an outrageous offense-- well, once in the calaboose they would be disgraced, and uncle wouldn't want any duels with that sort of characters, and wouldn't allow any.