scandalize

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verb scan·dal·ize \ˈskan-də-ˌlīz\

Definition of scandalize

scandalized

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scandalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to speak falsely or maliciously of

  3. 2 archaic :  to bring into reproach

  4. 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.

1566

First Known Use of scandalize

1566


SCANDALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

scandalize

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verb scan·dal·ize \ˈskan-də-ˌlīz\

Definition of scandalize for English Language Learners

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



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