- To offend, insult, or wrong grievously.
- To rape.
Outrages committed by the dictatorship.
Viewed the film as an outrage to common decency.
Was outraged that he was lied to.
The incident sparked a public outrage.
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.
An example of outrage is putting acid in a person's shampoo bottle.
Other Word Forms
Origin of outrage
- Middle English from Old French from outre beyond outré
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition