scandalization


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scan·dal·ize

 (skăn′dl-īz′)
tr.v. scan·dal·ized, scan·dal·iz·ing, scan·dal·iz·es
1. To offend the moral sensibilities of: a lurid incident that scandalized the whole town.
2. Archaic To dishonor; disgrace.

scan′dal·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
scan′dal·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scandalization - the condition of being shocked (as by improper behavior)
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.scandalization - 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"
References in classic literature ?
cried Amy, dropping the reins and holding out both hands, to the great scandalization of a French mamma, who hastened her daughter's steps, lest she should be demoralized by beholding the free manners of these `mad English'.
This passage is not likely to be free indirect discourse, though the vocabulary of scandalization mimics the indignation experienced by the two guests.
For Wilson, a psycho-historical analysis of the collective European history reveals the following about the European cultural personality: (1) their colonization and rapacious exploitation of virtually all non-white peoples; (2) their scandalization and assassination of the character of Afrikan peoples; (3) their loosening of disease on vulnerable populations; (4) their development and use of weapons of mass destruction; and (5) their falsifying of the consciousness of the majority of the world (Wilson, 1990).
Among their topics are increased scandalization in Nordic politics, 1980-2010, ten commandments for the scandalization of political opponents, security scandals in the age of mediated war, when women have to apologize, whether mediated political scandals affect party popularity in Norway, and the marketplace of scandals.