outsize outsize  /ˈaʊt ˌsaɪz/


  1. (n) an unusual garment size (especially one that is very large)
  2. (adj) larger than normal for its kind



  1. She had spent plenty of time on websites like Friendster, but her outsize, confrontational personality kept getting her kicked off.
  2. Often taunted by their peers, hounded by the press, prodded by demanding parents and haunted by outsize expectations of greatness, they are treated as wondrous curiosities.
  3. Vandals long ago dismantled the outsize bust of Morrison that once topped the grave.


  1. Keystone XL: the 'Kim Kardashian of energy'?

    Keystone XL plays an outsize role in US energy discourse, earning the nickname "the Kim Kardashian of energy" from one US senator. But Keystone XL serves as an important touchstone for both its supporters and detractors. 
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Volga-Dnepr Adds Paris Hub as Il-76 Freighter Revamp Evades Ban

    Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the world’s biggest carrier of outsize air freight, said it will deploy as many as three upgraded Ilyushin Il-76 freighters at Paris-Vatry airport to develop a new cargo hub for western Europe.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. Perata said the governor's "outsize personality, his unchecked optimism and enthusiasm" make him a natural salesman.
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Don Perata Source: FOXNews

  2. In a recent article, The New York Times maintained that efforts to "fix" the system "would be complicated by loopholes that permit wealthy individuals and moneyed interests to exert outsize influence, including through 527 groups, which can accept...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Joe Trippi Source: Rocky Mountain News

  3. As The Times's Gretchen Morgenson reported in August, Countrywide often led customers to "high-cost and sometimes unfavorable loans" that, among other things, generated "outsize fees to company affiliates providing services on the loans."
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Gretchen Morgenson Source: AlterNet

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