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  • adj. Like an outsider; not accepted.


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outsider +‎ -ish


  • Her genius lies in buttressing those euphoric, big-tent pop songs with a hyper-eccentric, outsiderish sense of style.

    In concert: Lady Gaga at Verizon Center

  • Someone quasi-outsiderish was needed I still lament that Vilsack ducked out, oh well.

    "It hurts the party and it makes him look bad by dissing her a 3rd time."

  • They were what made me what I would later learn to call an "environmentalist": something which seemed rebellious and excitingly outsiderish when I first took it up (and which successfully horrified my social-climbing father - especially as it was partly his fault) but which these days is almost de rigueur amongst the British bourgeoisie.


  • Isy Suttie's sideways songsmithery and Roisin Conaty's outsiderish stories.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • But most of the current cabinet ministers, even nominally senior ones, are themselves pretty outsiderish, having replaced the original cadre of Labour ministers and then struggled to escape Mr Brown's shadow.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • But Obama either figured out, or instinctively understood, that the real battle was to make himself seem comfortable, reasonable, responsible, well-versed, and in all ways "safe" and non-outsiderish to the audience just making up its mind about him.

    James Fallows


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