Definition of outsider in English:

outsider

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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈsʌɪdə
 
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noun

1A person who does not belong to a particular organization or profession: to the outsider, glitzy fashion shows may seem an outrageous extravagance
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  • Before the invention of doctrine, you can distinguish outsiders because they belong to a tribe.
  • There were the popular kids and then there was me, the outsider who didn't belong to any of the categories that made up our school.
  • We are faced by an organisation of outsiders completely free from any emotion about how this may affect our community.
Synonyms
stranger, visitor, non-member, odd man out;
outcast, misfit, individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, unorthodox person, original, bohemian, eccentric, maverick, rebel, dissenter, dissident
1.1A person who is not accepted by or who isolates themselves from society: she felt that his friends despised her as an outsider
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  • He presented himself as an honest and virtuous man, a spokesman for the outsiders in society.
  • It's a celebration of how strong all of us are to persist despite being occasionally seen as outsiders to society.
  • It would be very difficult for an outsider to be accepted.
2A competitor, applicant, etc. thought to have little chance of success: the winner was Beech Road, a fifty-to-one outsider he started as a rank outsider
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  • I'd never have picked dog number 3, a rank outsider with little chance, but I put down my money with complete confidence.
  • Despite being rated as the rank outsider in the contest, Ms Shortall said she believes a large number of members are undecided.
  • Beem was a rank outsider to take the title at the start of the week but a final round of 68 gave him a one-shot victory over a charging Tiger Woods.

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