outsized outsized  /ˈaʊt ˌsaɪzd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) larger than normal for its kind

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. They also took on the most powerful man in Kenya then: President Daniel arap Moi, whose ruling party wanted to build an outsized office tower in a park in the capital, Nairobi.
  2. Still, some wonder if her outsized ambitions might be too much for the job.

News

  1. AIG Financial Products Probed By Ben Lawsky For Alleged Risk Failures

    AIG Financial Products, the derivatives unit that nearly toppled the insurance company in 2008 , is under fresh scrutiny after regulators alleged it may have failed to properly measure and manage risk, misled supervisors and investors, and lacked appropriate checks to limit outsized risk-taking.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. Mayor Bloomberg Guides Successor With New Post-Sandy Plan

    He may not be seeking a fourth term, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg will nonetheless have an outsized influence in the coming years on City Hall. With just 203 days left of his administration, Mr. Bloomberg unveiled a far-ranging, 250-plus-point plan to harden the city against future storms like Hurricane Sandy, dumping a massive–and hugely expensive–$19.5 billion to-do list on his successor’s lap ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

  3. Brazil ETF ‘EWZ’ Losing Its Step

    Brazil is one of the largest emerging economies, and one of the world's biggest producers and exporters of commodities, but it has been failing to deliver the outsized growth investors have come
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "There are concerns about China's military buildup," Rice told a television interviewer. "It's sometimes seemed outsized for China's regional role."
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Washington Post

  2. "The broadcast of the interviews would have offended many people, especially on the eve of the annual memorial day for Yitzhak Rabin," prime minister from 1992 to 1995, Mr. Olmert said in a statement. "I regret the outsized and uncalled-for...
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source: New York Times

  3. "I wasn't around for the second version of the band that recorded the third and fourth albums, so I've always had a feeling of unfinished business there," Mendel said in a statement. "We had all these outsized ideas back then, 'Everyone's...
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Nate Mendel Source: Rolling Stone

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