- 1A person who does not belong to a particular organization or profession: to the outsider, glitzy fashion shows may seem an outrageous extravaganceMore example sentences
stranger, visitor, non-member, odd man out; foreigner, alien, outlander, immigrant, emigrant, émigré; incomer, newcomer, parvenu, arriviste, interloper, intruder, gatecrasher; outcast, misfit, individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, unorthodox person, original, bohemian, eccentric, maverick, rebel, dissenter, dissident
- 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.
- 1.1A person who is not accepted by or who isolates themselves from society: she felt that his friends despised her as an outsiderMore example sentences
- 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 outsiderMore example sentences
- 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.