a. Grossly offensive to decency or morality.
b. Being well beyond the bounds of good taste: outrageous epithets.
2. Having no regard for morality.
3. Violent or unrestrained in temperament or behavior.
a. Extremely unusual or unconventional; extraordinary: loved to dress in outrageous clothing; found some outrageous bargains.
b. Being beyond all reason; extravagant or immoderate: spends an outrageous amount on entertainment.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.