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Outcast vs Outcaste


Outcast vs Outcaste. An outcast wanders or sleeps on the streets. An outcaste has been rejected from his or her caste. Don’t end up like this, use ErrNET!

Outcast as a noun is a person who is rejected or cast out, as from home or society; a homeless wanderer; vagabond.
Outcast as an adjective is cast out, as from one’s home or society; rejected or discarded.

Outcaste as a noun is “(in India) a person who has left or been expelled from his or her caste.
Outcaste as a verb is to cause (someone) to lose one’s caste.

Outcast and outcaste are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. Because of their similar spellings and identical pronunciations, “outcast” and “outcaste”” are easily confused and misused words in English writing. To avoid making this mistake in your writing, use ErrNET, the world’s leading proofreading technology!

Outcast sentence examples:

After returning from the war, the veteran could not fit in to society and sadly became a homeless outcast.

Their outcast son was not permitted to step foot in their home.

Although most just assumed he had no friends or family, he was actually a misanthrope and preferred to be an outcast.

He is the only outcast in his family because his snobby parents do not approve of his wife.

Outcaste sentence examples:

The rules of the caste were that once you become an outcaste, you were not permitted to return under any circumstances.

He did not agree with the Hindu lifestyle or ideals and abandoned his caste and became an outcaste.

Because she violated one of the major rules of the caste and caused significant embarrassment, she was expelled and became a permanent outcaste.

Her strict parents did not like her boyfriend so they reported her to their caste who decided to outcaste her.


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