how to pronounce outlawed


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outlawed is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of outlawed in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… why can't racism be outlawed by …”

meanings of outlawed


  1. Put beyond the limits of the law, forbidden, against the law.
  2. Put beyond the limits of the law, declared an outlaw or declared a criminal.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of outlaw.

outlawed frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word outlawed occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics outlawed can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that outlawed can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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