outlandish | outlandishness | outlandishly

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Meaning(s)

strange and unusual

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outlandish - bizarre

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Something ’outlandish' is unexpected and strikingly out of the ordinary. The word was originally used to refer to something ‘out-land’ or foreign, but is now applied to what is considered to be bizarrely unconventional. Typically used in a disapproving manner, such as talking about someone's 'outlandish behaviour'.

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Synonyms peculiar,unconventional
Antonyms commonplace,plausible,customary

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  1. Joanne’s explanation for missing her shift was so outlandish that I simply cannot take it seriously. She’s clearly lying.

  2. What made me leave the company was the outlandishness of the hours we were expected to work. It went well beyond what was reasonable.

  3. Brian was clearly trying to be the centre of attention at the party or else he wouldn't have dressed so outlandishly.

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