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outré (ˈuːtreɪ Pronunciation for outré



  1. deviating from what is usual or proper

Word Origin

C18: from French past participle of outrer to pass beyond

Example Sentences Including 'outré'

Always wanting something new and outré , which can be tedious as well as physically dangerous.
Barnard, Robert Political Suicide
In 1624 Galileo and other scientists sheltered here from Vatican disapproval of their outré ideas.
Jepson, Tim Umbria - the green heart of Italy
Well that's a bit outré , in any case they might not be boys.
Isabel Wolff RESCUING ROSE (2002)
but the Foreign Secretary scuttled rabbit-like into the nearest shop, which unfortunately happened to sell outré lingerie.
Barnard, Robert Political Suicide


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