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outrageous | outrageously | outrageousness

outrageous outrageously outrageousness
shocking and/or unacceptable
  • How to Memorize
    • outrageous - shocking
  • Analysis

    ‘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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsdisgraceful, extravagant, scandalous,
    Antonymslaudablemeritorious, righteous,
  • Example(s)
    1. The politician should apologize immediately for her outrageous remarks. They are just not acceptable.

    2. The sheer outrageousness of his behaviour suggested a person devoid of conscience and morality.

    3. She wore the most outrageously unorthodox outfit to the gala and was the center of attention.