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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'

but the Foreign Secretary scuttled rabbit-like into the nearest shop, which unfortunately happened to sell outré lingerie.
Barnard, Robert Political Suicide
Well that's a bit outré , in any case they might not be boys.
Isabel Wolff RESCUING ROSE (2002)
Always wanting something new and outré , which can be tedious as well as physically dangerous.
Barnard, Robert Political Suicide


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