outrageous


outrageous
outrageous, monstrous, heinous, atrocious mean enormously or flagrantly bad or horrible.
Something outrageous violates even the lowest standard of what is right or decent or exceeds one's power to suffer or tolerate
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an outrageous practical joke

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an outrageous cartoon

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the thought had already occurred to him, and it seemed outrageous to hear it repeated in what was, after all, the mouth of a prostitute— Mailer

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had induced her to come to Camp Tamarack with lies, bald outrageous lies— Wouk

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Something monstrous (see also MONSTROUS 1) is shockingly wrong, absurd, or horrible or is inconceivably fan-tastic, abnormal, or aberrant
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a monstrous falsehood

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a monstrous conception of morality

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the very horror with which men spoke, centuries after . . . plainly indicates that such a wholesale massacre was exceptional, monstrous—Quiller-Couch

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what is disturbing me most is . . . the knowledge that I have made a monstrous fool of myself— Dahl

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Something heinous is so flagrantly bad or so conspicuous for its enormity that it excites hatred or horror
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treason has always been regarded as a heinous crime

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these animal passions are felt most vividly when the community is animated with anger against some heinous offense— Alexander

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a murder, and a particularly heinous murder, for it involves the violation of hospitality and of gratitude— Warren

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Something atrocious excites condemnation for its savagery or barbarity
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iatrocious cruelty

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atrocious acts which can only take place in a slave country— Darwin

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These words are frequently interchangeable, and all lend themselves to hyperbolic description of what is for the moment deprecated
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outrageous service in a restaurant

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awakened ... by a monstrous hammering on his door—G. D. Brown

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time divorced from mechanical operations was treated as a heinous waste— Mumford

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atrocious weather

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Analogous words: *flagrant, glaring, gross, rank: *excessive, inordinate, immoderate, extreme: flagitious, nefarious, iniquitous, *vicious

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