Definition of outlandish in English:

outlandish

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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈlandɪʃ
 
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adjective

1Looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar: outlandish, brightly coloured clothes
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  • They came to watch a bunch of people dressed in ridiculous clothes and outlandish make-up run amok in a slapstick whirlwind of escapism.
  • The longer people went without answers, the more outlandish and bizarre their theories became.
  • At any rate, this all seems rather bizarre and outlandish - until you realise where the bodies are buried.
2 archaic Foreign or alien: three wise, outlandish kings
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  • In fact, the Cossack regards the Russian peasant as a foreign, outlandish, despicable creature.
Synonyms
weird, queer, offbeat, far out, freakish, grotesque, quirky, zany, eccentric, off-centre, idiosyncratic, unconventional, unorthodox, funny, bizarre, fantastic, unusual, extraordinary, strange, unfamiliar, unknown, unheard of, alien, foreign, peculiar, odd, curious; atypical, irregular, anomalous, deviant, abnormal, quaint, out of the way, ludicrous, preposterous; Frenchoutré
informal way-out, wacky, freaky, kooky, screwy, kinky, oddball, cranky
North American informal off the wall, in left field, bizarro
dated singular

Origin

Old English ūtlendisc 'not native', from ūtland 'foreign country'.

Derivatives

outlandishly

adverb
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  • The solos, while clearly demonstrating proficiency and accomplishment on the various instruments, were not outlandishly virtuoustic (as one often finds with emerging jazz groups trying to consolidate their place on the scene).
  • Said hedge fund manager offered the hoariest excuse known to man for doing a merger: because you want to gain control of an asset whose owner is charging outlandishly high rents.
  • Strange as they look and outlandishly as they may behave, they won't bite, usually.

outlandishness

noun
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  • It was the outlandishness of some of the requests.
  • Her first zine, from which the collection takes its title, presents a young girl's most embarrassing memories, which steadily build in outlandishness.
  • It's all there, in its laughable outlandishness.

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