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out·rage

 (out′rāj′)
n.
1. An act of extreme violence or viciousness: outrages committed by the dictatorship.
2. Something that is grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste: viewed the film as an outrage to common decency.
3. Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act, or an instance of this: The incident sparked a public outrage.
tr.v. out·raged, out·rag·ing, out·rag·es
1. To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
2. To produce anger or resentment in: was outraged that he was lied to. See Synonyms at offend.

[Middle English, from Old French, from outre, beyond; see outré.]

outrage

(ˈaʊtˌreɪdʒ)
n
1. a wantonly vicious or cruel act
2. a gross violation of decency, morality, honour, etc
3. profound indignation, anger, or hurt, caused by such an act
vb (tr)
4. to cause profound indignation, anger, or resentment in
5. to offend grossly (feelings, decency, human dignity, etc)
6. to commit an act of wanton viciousness, cruelty, or indecency on
7. a euphemistic word for rape1
[C13 (meaning: excess): via French from outré beyond, from Latin ultrā]

out•rage

(ˈaʊt reɪdʒ)

n., v. -raged, -rag•ing. n.
1. an act of wanton cruelty or violence.
2. anything that strongly offends or affronts the feelings.
3. a powerful feeling of resentment or anger aroused by an injury, insult, or injustice.
v.t.
4. to subject to grievous violence or indignity.
5. to anger or offend; shock.
6. to offend against (right, decency, feelings, etc.) grossly or shamelessly.
[1250–1300; < Old French outrage, ultrage=outr(er) to push beyond bounds (derivative of outre beyond < Latin ultrā) + -age -age]

outrage

- The true etymology of outrage has nothing to do with out or rage—rather, it is a borrowing from French outrage, "insult, outrage," based on Latin ultra, "beyond," and -agium, a noun suffix; outrage first meant "lack of moderation."
See also related terms for insult.

outrage


Past participle: outraged
Gerund: outraging

Imperative
outrage
outrage
Present
I outrage
you outrage
he/she/it outrages
we outrage
you outrage
they outrage
Preterite
I outraged
you outraged
he/she/it outraged
we outraged
you outraged
they outraged
Present Continuous
I am outraging
you are outraging
he/she/it is outraging
we are outraging
you are outraging
they are outraging
Present Perfect
I have outraged
you have outraged
he/she/it has outraged
we have outraged
you have outraged
they have outraged
Past Continuous
I was outraging
you were outraging
he/she/it was outraging
we were outraging
you were outraging
they were outraging
Past Perfect
I had outraged
you had outraged
he/she/it had outraged
we had outraged
you had outraged
they had outraged
Future
I will outrage
you will outrage
he/she/it will outrage
we will outrage
you will outrage
they will outrage
Future Perfect
I will have outraged
you will have outraged
he/she/it will have outraged
we will have outraged
you will have outraged
they will have outraged
Future Continuous
I will be outraging
you will be outraging
he/she/it will be outraging
we will be outraging
you will be outraging
they will be outraging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outraging
you have been outraging
he/she/it has been outraging
we have been outraging
you have been outraging
they have been outraging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outraging
you will have been outraging
he/she/it will have been outraging
we will have been outraging
you will have been outraging
they will have been outraging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outraging
you had been outraging
he/she/it had been outraging
we had been outraging
you had been outraging
they had been outraging
Conditional
I would outrage
you would outrage
he/she/it would outrage
we would outrage
you would outrage
they would outrage
Past Conditional
I would have outraged
you would have outraged
he/she/it would have outraged
we would have outraged
you would have outraged
they would have outraged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outrage - a feeling of righteous anger
anger, ire, choler - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
dudgeon, high dudgeon - a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')
2.outrage - a wantonly cruel act
atrocity, inhumanity - an act of atrocious cruelty
3.outrage - a disgraceful event
trouble - an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard, skeleton - a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet"
4.outrage - the act of scandalizing
affront, insult - a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect; "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
Verb1.outrage - strike with disgust or revulsionoutrage - strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
churn up, sicken, disgust, nauseate, revolt - cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The pornographic pictures sickened us"
2.outrage - violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
3.outrage - force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
gang-rape - rape (someone) successively with several attackers; "The prisoner was gang-raped"

outrage

verb
1. offend, shock, upset, pain, wound, provoke, insult, infuriate, incense, gall, madden, vex, affront, displease, rile, scandalize, give offence, nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), cut to the quick, make your blood boil, piss you off (taboo slang), put (someone's) nose out of joint, put (someone's) back up, disgruntle Many people have been outraged by these comments.
noun
1. indignation, shock, anger, rage, fury, hurt, resentment, scorn, wrath, ire (literary), exasperation, umbrage, righteous anger The decision has provoked outrage from human rights groups.
2. atrocity, crime, horror, evil, cruelty, brutality, enormity, barbarism, inhumanity, abomination, barbarity, villainy, act of cruelty The terrorists' latest outrage is a bomb attack on a busy station.

outrage

noun
1. A monstrous offense or evil:
2. Something that offends one's sense of propriety, fairness, or justice:
3. An act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity:
verb
1. To cause resentment or hurt by callous, rude behavior:
Idioms: add insult to injury, give offense to.
2. To do a wrong to; treat unjustly:
Translations
عَمَلٌ جائِر، إساءَه، إهانَهيُهين، يُسيء إلى، يُؤْذي
chokeresåreskandaleuhyrlighed
durván megsérterõszakos cselekmény
ofbeldisverksvívirîa
pasipiktinimą keliantis dalykassmurto veiksmasšokiruoti
lietot vardarbīburupji apvainotsmags pārkāpumsvardarbība
násilnosťpobúrenierozhorčiť sa
müthiş öfkelendirmekrezaletvahşet

outrage

[aʊtˈreɪdʒ]
A. N
1. (= wicked, violent act) → atrocidad f
bomb outrageatentado m (con bomba)
2. (= indecency) → ultraje m, escándalo m; (= injustice) → atropello m, agravio m
a public outrageun escándalo público
an outrage against good tasteun atentado al buen gusto
it's an outrage!¡es un escándalo!, ¡qué barbaridad!
to commit an outrage against or on sb [terrorists] → cometer un atentado contra algn
B. VT [+ person] → ultrajar; [+ standards, decency] → atentar contra
it outrages justicees un atentado a la justicia
to be outraged by sthindignarse ante algo

outrage

[ˈaʊtreɪdʒ]
n
(= attack) → acte m de violence
an outrage against sth [+ standards, values] → un outrage à qch
(= bombing) → attentat m
(= anger) → indignation f
outrage against sb/sth → indignation contre qn/qch
(= scandal) → scandale m
vtindigner, scandaliser
to be outraged by sth → être indigné par qch
They were outraged by the news of his release → Ils furent indignés par la nouvelle de sa libération.

outrage

n
(= wicked, violent deed)Untat f; (cruel) → Gräueltat f; (by police, demonstrators etc) → Ausschreitung f; bomb outrageverbrecherischer Bombenanschlag; an outrage against the Stateein schändliches or ruchloses (liter)Verbrechen gegen den Staat
(= indecency, injustice)Skandal m; it’s an outrage to waste foodes ist ein Skandal or Frevel, Essen verkommen zu lassen; an outrage against humanityein Verbrechen ntgegen die Menschlichkeit; an outrage to common decencyeine empörende Verletzung des allgemeinen Anstandsgefühls; an outrage against public moralityein empörender Verstoß gegen die guten Sitten or die öffentliche Moral
(= sense of outrage)Empörung f (→ at über +acc), → Entrüstung f (→ at über +acc); he reacted with (a sense of) outrageer war empört or entrüstet
vt morals, conventionsins Gesicht schlagen (+dat), → Hohn sprechen (+dat), → hohnsprechen (+dat) (geh); sense of decencybeleidigen; idealsmit Füßen treten; personempören, entrüsten; public opinion was outraged by this cruelty/injusticedie öffentliche Meinung war über diese Grausamkeit/Ungerechtigkeit empört; he deliberately set out to outrage his criticser hatte es darauf angelegt, seine Kritiker zu schockieren

outrage

[ˈaʊtˌreɪdʒ]
1. n (wicked, violent deed) → atrocità f inv; (emotion) → sdegno
bomb outrage → attentato dinamitardo
it caused a public outrage → ha provocato uno scandalo
an outrage against good taste → un oltraggio al buon gusto
an outrage against humanity → un crimine contro l'umanità
it's an outrage! → è una vergogna!
2. vtoffendere
to be outraged by sth → essere scandalizzato/a da qc

outrage

(ˈautreidʒ) noun
a wicked act, especially of great violence. the outrages committed by the soldiers; The decision to close the road is a public outrage.
verb
to hurt, shock or insult. She was outraged by his behaviour.
outˈrageous adjective
noticeably terrible. an outrageous hat; outrageous behaviour.
outˈrageously adverb
outˈrageousness noun
References in classic literature ?
But apparently it was part of his fun to outrage her feelings as much as possible.
It must have been in reference to this outrage that Chanticleer, the next day, accompanied by the bereaved mother of the egg, took his post in front of Phoebe and Clifford, and delivered himself of a harangue that might have proved as long as his own pedigree, but for a fit of merriment on Phoebe's part.
There can be no outrage, methinks, against our common nature -- whatever be the delinquencies of the individual -- no outrage more flagrant than to forbid the culprit to hide his face for shame; as it was the essence of this punishment to do.
It's an all-fired outrage to tell any human creature that he's bound to hell.
Granted," said the young man; "but, in my opinion, it is you considerate, humane men, that are responsible for all the brutality and outrage wrought by these wretches; because, if it were not for your sanction and influence, the whole system could not keep foothold for an hour.
They had been heritors and subjects of cruelty and outrage so long that nothing could have startled them but a kindness.
Blamed if he warn't the horriblest looking outrage I ever see.
Sometimes when some outrage of peculiar offensiveness stung her to the heart, she would plan schemes of vengeance and revel in the fancied spectacle of his exposure to the world as an imposter and a slave; but in the midst of these joys fear would strike her; she had made him too strong; she could prove nothing, and--heavens, she might get sold down the river for her pains
I think I never hated slavery so intensely as at that moment; certainly, my perception of the enormous outrage which is in- flicted by it, on the godlike nature of its victims, was rendered far more clear than ever.
And then, to prevent farther outrage and indignation, changed the subject directly.
And so, under pretence of softening the previous outrage, of stroking and soothing me into placidity, you stick a sly penknife under my ear
We had nearly finished, and the two young people prudently shifted wider asunder, so I anticipated no further disturbance during that sitting: when Joseph appeared at the door, revealing by his quivering lip and furious eyes that the outrage committed on his precious shrubs was detected.