Definitions for: Outrage


[n] a wantonly cruel act
[n] the act of scandalizing
[n] a disgraceful event
[n] a feeling of righteous anger
[v] make furious
[v] strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
[v] assault sexually; force to have sex
[v] violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"



Webster (1913) Definition: Out*rage", v. t. [Out + rage.]
To rage in excess of. [R.] --Young.


Out"rage, n. [F. outrage; OF. outre, oltre, beyond (F.
outre, L. ultra) + -age, as, in courage, voyage. See
Ulterior.]
1. Injurious violence or wanton wrong done to persons or
things; a gross violation of right or decency; excessive
abuse; wanton mischief; gross injury. --Chaucer.

He wrought great outrages, wasting all the country.
--Spenser.

2. Excess; luxury. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Syn: Affront; insult; abuse. See Affront.


Out"rage, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Outragen; p. pr. & vb.
n. Outraging.] [F. outrager. See Outrage, n.]
1. To commit outrage upon; to subject to outrage; to treat
with violence or excessive abuse.

Base and insolent minds outrage men when they have
hope of doing it without a return. --Atterbury.

This interview outrages all decency. --Broome.

2. Specifically, to violate; to commit an indecent assault
upon (a female).


Out"rage, v. t.
To be guilty of an outrage; to act outrageously.

Synonyms: appal, appall, desecrate, dishonor, dishonour, exasperate, incense, indignation, infuriate, offend, profane, rape, ravish, scandal, scandalisation, scandalise, scandalization, scandalize, shock, violate

See Also: affront, anger, anger, assail, assault, atrocity, attack, choler, churn up, disgust, dudgeon, gang-rape, high dudgeon, inhumanity, insult, ire, nauseate, revolt, set on, sicken, trouble, Watergate, Watergate scandal

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