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ou·tré

 (o͞o-trā′)
adj.
Highly unconventional; eccentric or bizarre: "outré and affected stage antics" (Michael Heaton).

[French, from Old French, defeated, past participle of outrer, to pass someone, from outre, beyond, from Latin ultrā; see al- in Indo-European roots.]
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outré

(ˈuːtreɪ)
adj
deviating from what is usual or proper
[C18: from French past participle of outrer to pass beyond]
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ou•tré

(uˈtreɪ)

adj.
passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre.
[1715–25; < French]
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outré

A French word meaning having gone beyond, used to describe something that has exceeded what is customary or proper.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.outré - conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusualoutre - conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "his off-the-wall antics"; "the outlandish clothes of teenagers"; "outre and affected stage antics"
unconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles"
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outré

adjective eccentric, odd, strange, out there (slang), bizarre, fantastic, weird, way-out (informal), peculiar, queer (informal), extravagant, rum (Brit. slang), quirky, singular, grotesque, unconventional, idiosyncratic, kinky (informal), off-the-wall (slang), outlandish, whimsical, left-field (informal), freakish, freaky (slang), wacko (slang) outré outfits designed by art students
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Translations

outré

[ˈuːtreɪ] ADJextravagante, estrafalarío
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outré

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References in classic literature ?
It appears to me that this mystery is considered insoluble, for the very reason which should cause it to be regarded as easy of solution - I mean for the outré character of its features.
If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outré results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable."
It is a case, Watson, which may prove to have something in it, or may prove to have nothing, but which, at least, presents those unusual and outré features which are as dear to you as they are to me.