Definitions for: Scandalize


[v] strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"



Webster (1913) Definition: Scan"dal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scandalized; p.
pr. & vb. n. Scandalizing.] [F. scandaliser, L.
scandalizare, from Gr. skandali`zein.]
1. To offend the feelings or the conscience of (a person) by
some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to
bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.

I demand who they are whom we scandalize by using
harmless things. --Hooker.

The congregation looked on in silence, the better
class scandalized, and the lower orders, some
laughing, others backing the soldier or the
minister, as their fancy dictated. --Sir W.
Scott.

2. To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.

To tell his tale might be interpreted into
scandalizing the order. --Sir W.
Scott.

Synonyms: appal, appall, offend, outrage, scandalise, shock

See Also: churn up, disgust, nauseate, revolt, sicken

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