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Meaning of OUTRAGE

Pronunciation:  'awtreyj

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

OUTRAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Out*rage"\, v. t. [Out + rage.]
    To rage in excess of. [R.] --Young.
  2. \Out"rage\, n. [F. outrage; OF. outre, oltre, beyond (F.
    outre, L. ultra) + -age, as, in courage, voyage. See
    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.
    2. Excess; luxury. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    Syn: Affront; insult; abuse. See {Affront}.
  3. \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).
  4. \Out"rage\, v. t.
    To be guilty of an outrage; to act outrageously.
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