outrageousness outrageousness  /aʊ ˈtreɪ dʒəs nəs/


  1. (n) excessive excess
  2. (n) the quality of being outrageous



  1. In late July, the McCain campaign had demonstrated that it could also shake up the presidential race by deploying outrage's lesser twin: outrageousness.
  2. In his recent Passion tour, Cheung wore eight Jean-Paul Gaultier outfits, in ascending order of outrageousness, from a white tux with angel wings to a naughty shirt.
  3. By now, having been elected Prime Minister three times, most see his occasional outrageousness as an integral part of his leadership style, a kind of imperious one-man show.



  1. "I think he felt vilified and attacked and I understand him wanting to defend himself," Obama said. "That may account for the change but the insensitivity and the outrageousness of the statements shocked me and surprised me."
    on Mar 25, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

  2. "This agreement should be a wake-up call to all those in the entertainment industry who think outrageousness is a clever marketing strategy," Attorney-General Eliot Spitzer said. "The law establishes set boundaries that cannot be crossed to...
    on Aug 9, 2005 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: ABC Online

  3. "We can't breathe in this country any more", complained the writer Jean-Marie Laclavetine in Le Monde. "We need the outrageousness of someone like Sine."
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Jean Nouvel Source: Monday Morning

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untenable untenable
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