Part of speech: adjective

Rejected as unworthy or useless.

Part of speech: noun

One who is rejected and despised.

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Usage examples "outcast":

  1. For, beginning perhaps with ideas that were no more unlike those of her schoolfellows than were Laura's own, Annie was now a branded thief and an outcast. - "The Getting of Wisdom", Henry Handel Richardson.
  2. They stretch out an open hand to the stranger and the outcast. - "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.
  3. There was little mention of the rector, yet Mary was burning with desire to know what attitude he had taken up toward her: whether he ever mentioned her name, or regarded her as an outcast. - "The Scarlet Feather", Houghton Townley.