Word of the Week: outré (ōō-TRĀ)


(Adjective) Beyond the bounds of what is usual or considered correct and proper; unusual, peculiar; eccentric, unorthodox; extreme.

In Context

“The more outré and grotesque an incident is the more carefully it deserves to be examined, and the very point which appears to complicate a case is, when duly considered and scientifically handled, the one which is most likely to elucidate it.”

Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1902.