Definition of Outcast

1. Noun. A person who is rejected (from society or home).

Exact synonyms: Castaway, Ishmael, Pariah
Generic synonyms: Unfortunate, Unfortunate Person
Specialized synonyms: Heretic, Misbeliever, Religious Outcast, Leper, Harijan, Untouchable



2. Adjective. Excluded from a society.
Exact synonyms: Friendless
Similar to: Unwanted
Derivative terms: Friendlessness

Definition of Outcast

1. a. Cast out; degraded.

2. n. One who is cast out or expelled; an exile; one driven from home, society, or country; hence, often, a degraded person; a vagabond.

Definition of Outcast

1. Verb. To cast out; to banish. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. That has been cast out; banished, ostracized. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Noun. One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outcast

1. one that is cast out [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outcast

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outbye
outcall
outcalls
outcampaign
outcampaigned
outcampaigning
outcant
outcanted
outcanting
outcants
outcaper
outcapered
outcapering
outcapers
outcast (current term)
outcaste
outcasted
outcastes
outcasting
outcasts
outcatch
outcatches
outcatching
outcaught
outcavil
outcaviled
outcaviling
outcavilled
outcavilling

Literary usage of Outcast

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gospel of Buddha According to Old Records by Paul Carus (1895)
"1 The Blessed One replied : " Who is an outcast ? 2 "An outcast is the man who is angry and bears hatred ; the man who is wicked and hypocritical, ..."

2. White Fang by Jack London (1906)
"CHAPTER III THE outcast J- LIP-LIP continued so to darken his days that White Fang became ... He found himself an outcast in the midst of the populous camp. ..."

3. The American Literary Magazine edited by Timothy Dwight Sprague (1847)
"THE outcast. BY ELIZABETH G. BARBER. ... air Sat the city's outcast there. While the chimes pealed long and loud, Gathered in a mingled crowd, ..."

4. The Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus (1917)
"THE outcast. When Bhagavat dwelt at Savatthi in the Jetavana, he went out with his alms-bowl to beg for food and approached the house of a Brahman priest ..."

5. The Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus (1915)
"... stay there, O wretched samana; thou art an outcast." i The Blessed One replied: "Who is an outcast? ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1837)
"The outcast. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1836. IN the preface to this gloomy poem pains are taken to convince the reader that there is no propinquity ..."

7. The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Margaret Chandler: With a Memoir of Her Life by Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, Benjamin Lundy (1836)
"Since thus I was doom'd from mankind to be parted, An outcast on earth, lone, and desolate-hearted, Too vile with the vilest in worship to kneel. ..."

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