The definition of an outrage is an act of violence or an insult.noun
- 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.verb
An example of outrage is putting acid in a person's shampoo bottle.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- an extremely vicious or violent act
- a deep insult or offense
- great anger, indignation, etc. aroused by such an act or offense
Origin: OFr < outre, beyond < L ultra (see ultra): meaning infl. by assoc. with out & rage
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- An act of extreme violence or viciousness.
- An act grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste.
- A deplorable insult.
- Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act.
- To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
- To produce anger or resentment in: Incompetence outraged him. See Synonyms at offend.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from outre, beyond; see outré.