Etymology
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outrageous (adj.)

c. 1300, "excessive, extravagant, exorbitant, immoderate," from Old French outrageus, outrajos "immoderate, excessive, violent, lawless" (Modern French outrageux), from outrage, oltrage, from Vulgar Latin *ultraticum "excess," from Latin ultra "beyond" (from suffixed form of PIE root *al- "beyond"). Meaning "flagrantly evil, atrocious" is late 14c.; modern teen slang usages of it unwittingly approach the original and etymological sense of outrage. Related: Outrageously; outrageousness.

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Definitions of outrageous

outrageous (adj.)
grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror;
subjected to outrageous cruelty
Synonyms: hideous / horrid / horrific
outrageous (adj.)
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation;
spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
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