Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Highly unconventional; eccentric or bizarre: "outré and affected stage antics” ( Michael Heaton).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Very unconventional.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Out of the common course or limits; extravagant{2}; bizarre; outlandish{2}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Passing the bounds of what is usual and proper, or conventionally correct; extravagantly odd or peculiar; fantastically or preposterously exaggerated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

Etymologies

French, from Old French, defeated, past participle of outrer, to pass someone, from outre, beyond, from Latin ultrā; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French outré, form of outrer ("to go to excess"); see also outre ("beyond"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Conspicuously unconventional, eccentric, or bizarre. (from WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008