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outcast

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Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtkɑːst
 
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Definition of outcast in English:

noun

A person who has been rejected or ostracized by their society or social group: she went from trusted pal to ostracized outcast overnight
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  • 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?
Synonyms
foundling, waif, stray;
exile, refugee, displaced person, DP, asylum seeker, evacuee, expatriate, outsider, outlaw, castaway
rare Ishmael

adjective

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(Of a person) rejected or ostracized: they can be made to feel outcast and inadequate
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with outcast

outcaste

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