- The definition of an outrage is an act of violence or an insult.
- An example of an outrage is someone punching another person in the face.
- An example of an outrage is someone calling their friend's mother a horrible name.
- Outrage is defined as to deeply insult someone, or to commit a violent act against someone.
An example of outrage is putting acid in a person's shampoo bottle.
This is an outrage!
- an extremely vicious or violent act
- a deep insult or offense
- great anger, indignation, etc. aroused by such an act or offense
Origin of outrageOld French ; from outre, beyond ; from Classical Latin ultra (see ultra): meaning influenced, influence by associated, association with out and amp; rage
- An act of extreme violence or viciousness: outrages committed by the dictatorship.
- Something that is grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste: viewed the film as an outrage to common decency.
- Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act, or an instance of this: The incident sparked a public outrage.
transitive verbout·raged, out·rag·ing, out·rag·es
- To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
- To produce anger or resentment in: was outraged that he was lied to. See Synonyms at offend.
Origin of outrageMiddle English, from Old French, from outre, beyond; see outré.
(third-person singular simple present outrages, present participle outraging, simple past and past participle outraged)