The difference between Outcast and Reject

When used as nouns, outcast means one that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah, whereas reject means something that is rejected.

When used as verbs, outcast means to cast out, whereas reject means to refuse to accept.

Outcast is also adjective with the meaning: that has been cast out.

check bellow for the other definitions of Outcast and Reject

  1. Outcast as a verb:

    To cast out; to banish.

  1. Outcast as an adjective:

    That has been cast out; banished, ostracized.

  1. Outcast as a noun:

    One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah.

  2. Outcast as a noun (Scotland):

    A quarrel.

  3. Outcast as a noun:

    The amount of increase in bulk of grain in malting.

  1. Reject as a verb (transitive):

    To refuse to accept.


    "She even rejected my improved offer."

  2. Reject as a verb (basketball):

    To block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.

  3. Reject as a verb:

    To refuse a romantic advance.


    "I've been rejected three times this week."

  1. Reject as a noun:

    Something that is rejected.

  2. Reject as a noun (derogatory, _, slang):

    An unpopular person.

  3. Reject as a noun (colloquial):

    a rejected defective product in a production line