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outcast Syllabification: out·cast
Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌkast/

Definition of outcast in English:


A person who has been rejected by society or a social group.
Example sentences
  • No longer could gays and lesbians be treated by society and by the law as social outcasts, a marginal and disposable fringe.
  • Once in prison, inmates are officially designated as social outcasts.
  • Do we ban everything that is potentially dangerous and turn the practitioners into social outcasts?
pariah, persona non grata, reject, outsider, leper
informal black sheep, red-headed stepchild


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Rejected or cast out: made to feel outcast and inadequate
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  • Second, Charles deals with and accepts these outcast individuals where they are.
  • It examines what happens when the outcast kid is pushed too far.
  • This early medieval Sanskrit text recounts the Saivite myth of an outcast king who had been a dog in a previous birth.

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