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outrage

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of outrage

  1. 1 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings the booing during the graduation speech was an outrage Synonyms of outrage affront, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis (also diss) [slang], epithet, gird, indignity, name, offense (or offence), insult, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slurWords Related to outrage catcall, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, tortureNear Antonyms of outrage accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery

  2. 2 an intense emotional state of displeasure with someone or something the actress could barely contain her outrage at being passed over for an Oscar yet again Synonyms of outrage angriness, birse [chiefly Scottish], choler, furor, fury, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, mad, madness, mood [archaic], anger, rage, spleen, wrath, wrathfulnessWords Related to outrage aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, vexation; acrimoniousness, acrimony, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bile, biliousness, bitterness, contempt, embitterment, empoisonment, enmity, grudge, hostility, rancor; envy, jaundice, jealousy, pique, resentment; malevolence, malice, spite, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; belligerence, contentiousness, contrariness, crankiness, disputatiousness, hot-headedness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, orneriness, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, querulousness; blowup, flare, flare-up, outburst; chafe, dander, dudgeon, huff, pet, rise, ruffle, temper; air rage, road rage; delirium, heat, passion, warmthNear Antonyms of outrage calmness, forbearance, patienceAntonyms of outrage delight, pleasure


outrage

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of outrage

  1. 1 to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment in the spiteful comment outraged her so much that she's still holding a grudge Synonyms of outrage affront, dis (also diss) [slang], disrespect, offend, insult, slap, slight, woundWords Related to outrage cut, snub; displease, distress, disturb, hurt, miff, pain, trouble, upset; jeer, mock, ridicule, sneer (at), taunt; defame, disparage, libel, malign, revile, slander, slur, smear; oppress, persecute, torment, tortureNear Antonyms of outrage acclaim, applaud, approve, hail; commend, compliment, eulogize, praise; adulate, flatter, sweet-talk; exalt, glorify, honor; delight, gratify, please, satisfy

  2. 2 to make angry the vandalism in the cemetery outraged the entire community Synonyms of outrage enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, anger, rankle, rile, roil, steam up, tick offWords Related to outrage affront, aggravate, annoy, burn (up), cross, exasperate, get, huff, irritate, miff, nettle, offend, peeve, pique, provoke, put out, ruffle, vex; antagonize, embitter, envenomNear Antonyms of outrage allay, assuage, relieve; comfort, console, soothe; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; calm, lull, quiet, settle; beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, enchantAntonyms of outrage delight, gratify, please

  3. 3 to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent the invading barbarians brutally outraged the women, killed the men, and enslaved the children Synonyms of outrage assault, force, rape, ravish, violateWords Related to outrage date rape; gang rape; molest; paw; defile, deflower

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


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