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Word of the Day 10/16/19 Outré

Outré (adjective)
outré [ oo-trey ]


adjective
1. passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre.

RELATED WORDS
bizarre, extravagant, strange, unconventional

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Origin: 1715–25; < French, past participle of outrer to push beyond bounds (see outrage)

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OUTRE
She wore one of those tango gowns which was odd, outre and a bit daring.
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH|FREDERIC S. ISHAM

But the real Bostonese do not run to outre stationery or other eccentricities.
THE PERSONALITY OF AMERICAN CITIES|EDWARD HUNGERFORD

Outre Mer, which had first appeared in part in a periodical, was very favorably received.
CHILDREN'S STORIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1660-1860|HENRIETTA CHRISTIAN WRIGHT

His costume of fringed buckskin was wild and outre even for our frontier camp.
SELECTED STORIES|BRET HARTE

Outre que l'me tant indivisible, sa prsence immdiate, qu'on pourrait s'imaginer dans le corps, ne serait que dans un point.
FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHY, VOL. I (OF 2)|JAIME LUCIANO BALMES

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