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Meaning of SCANDALIZE

Pronunciation:  'skan`dlIz

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

SCANDALIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: appal, appall, offend, outrage, scandalise, shock
 
 See Also: churn up, disgust, nauseate, revolt, sicken

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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