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‘Outrage’ is a strong reaction of anger, shock, or disapproval. Therefore, ‘outrageous’ can be used to express somebody or something deserving of such a reaction, particularly with respect to going beyond standards of what is considered right or decent. However, it can also be used in a more positive sense to describe a different form of shocking, as in something bold, striking, and unusual.
The politician should apologize immediately for her outrageous remarks. They are just not acceptable.
The sheer outrageousness of his behaviour suggested a person devoid of conscience and morality.
She wore the most outrageously unorthodox outfit to the gala and was the center of attention.