[ US /aʊˈtɹeɪdʒəs/ ]
[ UK /a‍ʊtɹˈe‍ɪd‍ʒəs/ ]
  1. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    subjected to outrageous cruelty
    horrific conditions in the mining industry
    a hideous pattern of injustice
  2. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    unconscionable spending
    spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    exorbitant rent
    extortionate prices
    usurious interest rate
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How To Use outrageous In A Sentence

  • I was elated and horrified by the sheer outrageousness of the problem we had set before them.
  • I haven't read the article but have read the outrageous reports rebuking the author.
  • It completely inures you from the slings and arrows of outrageous bloggers, creditors, film investors and divorce attorneys. Mark Morford: Mel Gibson's Top 10 Tips For Sexist Monsters
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission had charged the bank with covering up for outrageous bonuses given out at Merrill Lynch as the bank acquired the failed stockbrokerage, and now it was letting the bank off the hook with a chicken-feed fine. Robert Scheer: Letting the Banking Rats Out of the Bag
  • I closed my eyes, push-up bras today have just become outrageous on how much they push.
  • Buy yourself the swankiest, most outrageous, most indulgent party outfit you can lay your hands on—such as Dolce & Gabbana lace bustier gown £2,690, Net-a-Porter —and go to the party safe in the knowledge that you will be wearing the most amazing outfit there. The Perfect Party Outfit
  • They instantly fall into certain companionable roles: the smartest one lends an educated perspective on a topic, the most outrageous one cracks the kind of jokes she wouldn’t dare to if a man were around, the least intellectually secure one feels safe enough to ask the most rudimentary questions. The Uses of Enchantment
  • And, unpalatable - or even downright outrageous - though it may seem, we will, eventually, have to start listening.
  • While the red dress was provocative and outrageous, this dress was demure and conservative, not exposing much of anything.
  • To combine an anticonvulsive with aspartame to make seizures more likely is outrageous. Epilepsy Study Incriminates Aspartame in Medications
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