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noun out·rage \ˈau̇t-ˌrāj\

Definition of outrage

  1. 1 :  an act of violence or brutality arranged outrages and assassinations — Anthony West

  2. 2a :  injury, insult do no outrages on silly women or poor passengers — William Shakespeareb :  an act that violates accepted standards of behavior or taste an outrage alike against decency and dignity — John Buchan

  3. 3 :  the anger and resentment aroused by injury or insult Many people expressed outrage at the court's decision.

Examples of outrage in a Sentence

  1. Many people expressed outrage at the court's decision.

  2. Public outrage over the scandal was great.

  3. The rule is an outrage against women.

  4. This is an outrage! I won't allow this kind of behavior to continue.

Origin and Etymology of outrage

Middle English, from Anglo-French utrage, outrage insult, excess, from outre, utre beyond, from Latin ultra — more at ultra-


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Definition of outrage

outraged

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outraging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  rapeb :  to violate the standards or principles of he has outraged respectability past endurance — John Braine

  3. 2 :  to arouse anger or resentment in usually by some grave offense was outraged by the accusation

Examples of outrage in a Sentence

  1. His comments outraged nearly everyone in the room.

  2. the spiteful comment outraged her so much that she's still holding a grudge

Origin and Etymology of outrage

see 1outrage

Synonym Discussion of outrage

offend, outrage, affront, insult mean to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment. offend need not imply an intentional hurting but it may indicate merely a violation of the victim's sense of what is proper or fitting. hoped that my remarks had not offended her outrage implies offending beyond endurance and calling forth extreme feelings. outraged by their accusations affront implies treating with deliberate rudeness or contemptuous indifference to courtesy. deeply affronted by his callousness insult suggests deliberately causing humiliation, hurt pride, or shame. insulted every guest at the party

OUTRAGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of outrage for English Language Learners

  • : extreme anger : a strong feeling of unhappiness because of something bad, hurtful, or morally wrong

  • : something that hurts people or is morally wrong

outrage

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Definition of outrage for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) very angry


OUTRAGE Defined for Kids

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noun out·rage \ˈau̇t-ˌrāj\

Definition of outrage for Students

  1. 1 :  angry feelings caused by a hurtful, unjust, or insulting act

  2. 2 :  an act that is hurtful or unjust or shows disrespect for a person's feelings


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Definition of outrage for Students

outraged

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outraging

  1. 1 :  to cause to feel anger or strong resentment We were outraged by the way we were treated.

  2. 2 :  to cause to suffer great insult Her words outraged his dignity.


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noun out·rage \ˈau̇t-ˌrāj\

Legal Definition of outrage

  1. 1 :  a deeply offensive or violent act

  2. 2 :  the tort of intentionally inflicting emotional distress



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