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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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deviating from what is usual or proper
[C18: from French past participle of outrer to pass beyond]
passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre.
[1715–25; < French]
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A French word meaning having gone beyond, used to describe something that has exceeded what is customary or proper.
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|Adj.||1.||outre - 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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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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outré[ˈuːtreɪ] ADJ → extravagante, estrafalarío
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