Outrageous vs Outright - What's the difference?

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Outrageous is a related term of outright.


As adjectives the difference between outrageous and outright

is that outrageous is cruel, violating morality or decency; provoking indignation or affront while outright is unqualified and unreserved.

As an adverb outright is

wholly, completely and entirely.

As a verb outright is

(sports) to release a player , without conditions.

outrageous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Cruel, violating morality or decency; provoking indignation or affront.
  • * c. 1601 , (William Shakespeare), (Hamlet) , First Folio 1623:
  • To be, or not to be, that is the Question: / Whether 'tis Nobler in the minde to suffer / The Slings and Arrowes of outragious Fortune, / Or to take Armes against a Sea of troubles, / And by opposing end them [...].
  • * 2011 , Paul Wilson, (The Guardian) , 19 Oct 2011:
  • The Irish-French rugby union whistler Alain Rolland was roundly condemned for his outrageous decision that lifting a player into the air then turning him over so he falls on his head or neck amounted to dangerous play.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , III.4:
  • For els my feeble vessell, crazd and crackt / Through thy strong buffets and outrageous blowes, / Cannot endure, but needes it must be wrackt [...].
  • Transgressing reasonable limits; extravagant, immoderate.
  • * 2004 , David Smith, , 19 Dec 2004:
  • Audience members praised McKellen, best known for Shakespearean roles and as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings, for his show-stealing turn as Twankey in a series of outrageous glitzy dresses.
  • Shocking; exceeding conventional behaviour; provocative.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=1 , passage=She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.}}
  • * 2001 , Imogen Tilden, (The Guardian) , 8 Dec 2001:
  • *:"It's something I really am quite nervous about," he admits, before adding, with relish: "You have to be a bit outrageous and challenging sometimes."
  • outright

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Wholly, completely and entirely.
  • I refute those allegations outright .
  • Openly and without reservation.
  • I have just responded outright to that question.
  • At once.
  • Two people died outright and one more later.
  • With no outstanding conditions.
  • I have bought the house outright .
  • (informal) Blatantly; inexcusably.
  • That was an outright stupid thing to say.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Unqualified and unreserved.
  • I demand an outright apology.
  • Total or complete.
  • We achieved outright domination.
    Truths, half truths and outright lies.
    With little effort they found dozens of outright lies.
    He found a pattern of non-transparency and outright deception.
  • Having no outstanding conditions.
  • * Deutsche Bundesbank, Outright transactions
  • According to the general rules for Eurosystem monetary policy instruments and procedures, the outright' purchase and sale of securities on the market (' outright transactions) are among the standard open market operations used within the Eurosystem’s monetary policy framework.
    I made an outright purchase of the house.
    They don't seek outright independence, but rather greater autonomy.

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (sports) To release a player , without conditions.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=August 30, author=Ben Shpigel, title=Martínez to Audition for Mets’ Brain Trust, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Sandy Alomar Jr. cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AA Binghamton in preparation for his promotion when rosters expand Saturday. }}