outrageous

Definitions

  • The Captain stares in outrage at the spilled rum
    The Captain stares in outrage at the spilled rum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj outrageous greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation "exorbitant rent","extortionate prices","spends an outrageous amount on entertainment","usurious interest rate","unconscionable spending"
    • adj outrageous grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror "subjected to outrageous cruelty","a hideous pattern of injustice","horrific conditions in the mining industry"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple
    • a Outrageous out*rā"jŭs Of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason, or decency; such as to cause outrage; involving or doing an outrage; furious; violent; atrocious. "Outrageous weeping.""The most outrageous villainies.""The vile, outrageous crimes.""Outrageous panegyric."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pope Paul IV, who was elected on 23 May 1555, was so outraged when he saw the naked bodies on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel that he ordered Michelangelo to paint on to them.
    • outrageous Extravagant; extraordinary; unusual.
    • outrageous Immoderate; excessive; unrestrained; violent; furious.
    • outrageous Atrocious; flagrantly contrary to or regardless of authority, law, order, morality, or decency.
    • outrageous Synonyms Exorbitant, extravagant.
    • outrageous Wicked. Heinous, etc. (see atrocious), mad, frantic, villainous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Outrageous violent: furious: turbulent: atrocious: enormous, immoderate
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Quotations

  • Maggie Kuhn
    Maggie Kuhn
    “Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.”
  • Thea Alexander
    Thea Alexander
    “Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.”
  • Henry Miller
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    “One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise%20Pascal
    “To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity.”
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea%20Ballou
    “Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. outrageus, F. outrageux,. See Outrage (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. oultrage (mod. outrage)—Low L. ultragium—L. ultra, beyond.

Usage

In literature:

In no case has any outrage against Negroes been given the approval of any responsible officer of the law.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
One case that came to my knowledge was an outraged man who had been roughly handled and could not understand why.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
My treatment of you this evening was outrageous, and I beg you to pardon me.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
An example or two may be cited from the outrageous mass.
"Raemaekers' Cartoons" by Louis Raemaekers
That's why this outrage ought to be punished.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Call to mind their noble suffering, for the tale is dark and long Of the outrage they have suffered, of the insult and the wrong!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
We have spoken of the outrages practised upon the citizens of New York by the Common Council of that city.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
You set out to undo the effects of his libel and to punish him for his outrage.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Abuse, cruelty, outrage, accumulated on the heads of the poor Aleuts.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
The latter had gone off into a most outrageous peal of laughter which almost shook his freight from the perch aloft.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
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In poetry:

'Twas torture—must not be endured!—
A too outrageous grief!
Was there an ill could not be cured?
She would find some relief!
"A Dream of Waking" by George MacDonald
"One thrust of thine outrageous horn
Has gall'd the knight so sore,
That to the churchyard he is borne
To range our glens no more."
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott
America, where is thy blush?
Or, is thy very heart of stone?
Will not thy millions cease to crush
The sable outraged few that groan?
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
What! boast of Freedon, while ye bind
Three millions of our race in chains,
Whom ye have doomed to every kind
Of outrage, torture, pains!
"Liberty" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
And 'tis the unloving and least wise
Who through life's inmost precincts press,
And with unsympathetic eyes
Outrage our sacred loneliness.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
And all outrageous ugliness of time,
Excess and Blasphemy and squinting Crime
Beset me, but I kept my calm sublime:
I hate them not, Nirvana.
"Nirvana" by Sidney Lanier

In news:

The video was posted to YouTube and caused a firestorm of outrage from around the country and the world.
Former South Florida lawyer jailed to face 'outrageous' allegations.
Despite this year's sanitized and overly-produced Wigstock, Gotham's after-dark trans scene is still fast, cheap and outrageous.
Many, including some of the South Carolina congressman's fellow Republicans, have expressed outrage.
Even though "A Labor Migrant's Handbook" was promoted on a city government website, authorities denied any connection to the publication when outrage erupted after bloggers discovered it and publicized it online last week.
Turner referred to Wiley as a"Mullah," which outraged Muslims.
It features the discussion of whether Michigan should be considered a Romney-Santorum tie, what to make of the brokered-convention, unknown-figure-rides-in-to-save-the-GOP theories, and then this outrage that broke last night.
Outrage, disbelief over latest dissident arrests.
The outraged reaction of Muslim protesters to the trailer of a film that defames the prophet Muhammad -- and that may not even exist in full -- is both discouraging and dismaying.
Outrage After Shooting of Pakistan Teen Activist.
Kate Middleton's Topless Photos: French Mag Editor Says Outrage Is " Disproportionate ".
A personal photo posted on Facebook has drawn outrage across the country, calling for the subject's firing.
BEIJING — In the whirlwind of growth that is modern China, the loss of ancient traditions often provokes dismay and outrage.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outraged fellow diners—well, you get the idea.
MILWAUKEE- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he is outraged by the alleged actions of four Milwaukee police officers who performed illegal strip searches.
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In science:

We see that Γ is not outrageously complicated and, in some cases, recurrence is easy to establish.
Recurrence for persistent random walks in two dimensions
This apparently outrageous possibility is actually predicted in the framework of quantum gravity or in models where the space manifold has additional large extra dimensions.
Cosmic Ray Astrophysics and Hadronic Interactions
It was nearly the end of the 19th century before the concept of temperature in astronomy was well enough established that people stopped publishing outrageous numbers for the sun (Hughes 2005).
Astrophysics in 2006
For instance public outrage created from an adverse outcome can be classified as a risk because it is real.
Informal Control code logic
For estimating the power spectrum Cℓ , a quadratic quantity, the corresponding signal-to-noise ratio would be an outrageous 106 for ℓ ∼< 1000.
A method for subtracting foregrounds from multi-frequency CMB sky maps
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