Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being outrageous.
- n. The quality of being outrageous
- n. excessive excess
- n. the quality of being outrageous
- outrageous + -ness (Wiktionary)
“The little green monster is going to be rearing its little green head more and more, with the legions of white-wing GOPshites all over the air-waves trying to outdo each other in outrageousness and slime.”
“The self-incrimination, in fact, was deliberately left in the film, as an insult -- and as an example of the dictum that the biggest, most blatant crimes need the biggest, most blatant lies; the outrageousness is a protection for the perpetrators -- just like 9/11 itself.”
“Her friends insist her outrageousness is a veneer.”
“Yet these people shouldn't be able to suppress speech by threatening a ruinous lawsuit based on an unpredictable "outrageousness" standard.”
“But, as the court pointed out in an earlier emotional distress case, Hustler v. Falwell (1988), an "outrageousness" standard can't be an acceptable tool for restricting public debate.”
“Now that South Park has raised the "outrageousness" bar, they have to top themselves again and again.”
“The integrity of his work hinges on its "outrageousness" and the sincerity of that approach becomes dubious when his long record of academic employment and acceptance in polite society is considered.”
“It's politics as usual, withthose inWashington and some of the anti-abortion religious groupsplaying to the massesfortheir ownindividual and corporate welfare with respect to the outrageousness which is occuring on the health care deform - a bill the majority of Americans spoke loudand clear about with respect to the lack of any true "reform" included in it.”
“Senator Obama does have permission now to say whatever he needs to about Reverend Wright and has referred to his "outrageousness" as having shocked him.”
“One need only look at the cover running with the column, along with Blum's response, to see that instead of actually trying to help people with real sex advice questions, the paper was simply trying to capitalize on sex, teasing us with its own "outrageousness" by posing a query that is far from common.”
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