Definition of 'outsize'
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Success comes at a price, especially when loaded with an outsize personality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In this heartfelt tribute, friends and colleagues fondly remember an outsize personality. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The fashion industry is full of outsize egos and rivalries, yet it doesn't often feature in crime fiction. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For better or worse, he became a master of the grand gesture, grappling with his inner demons and his outsize ego in front of a bemused public. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'outsize'
British English: outsize /ˈaʊtˌsaɪz/ ADJECTIVE
Outsize or outsized things are much larger than usual or much larger than you would expect.
...an outsize pair of scissors.
- American English: plus-size
- Arabic: أكْبَرُ مِنَ الْـمَقَاسِ الْعَادِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: enorme
- Chinese: 特大的
- Croatian: prevelik
- Czech: nadměrně veliký
- Danish: overdimensioneret
- Dutch: extra groot
- European Spanish: enorme
- Finnish: liian suuri
- French: trop grand
- German: übergroß
- Greek: υπερμεγέθης
- Italian: enorme
- Japanese: 特大の
- Korean: 특대의
- Norwegian: ekstra stor
- Polish: o nietypowych dużych rozmiarach
- European Portuguese: enorme
- Romanian: foarte mare
- Russian: нестандартный
- Spanish: enorme
- Swedish: extra stor storlek
- Thai: ที่ใหญ่เป็นพิเศษ
- Turkish: bedenine göre büyük
- Ukrainian: нестандартний
- Vietnamese: ngoại cỡ
Definition of outsize from the Collins English Dictionary
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