scandalize

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verb scan·dal·ize \ ˈskan-də-ˌlīz \

Definition of scandalize

scandalized; scandalizing
transitive verb
1 archaic :to speak falsely or maliciously of
2 archaic :to bring into reproach
3 :to offend the moral sense of :shock
  • she was scandalized by his behavior

Examples of scandalize in a Sentence

  1. She was scandalized by her son's behavior.

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First Known Use of scandalize

1566


SCANDALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

scandalize

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Definition of scandalize for English Language Learners

  • : to shock or offend (someone) by doing something immoral or illegal



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