Outrage meaning

out'rāj'
An extremely vicious or violent act.
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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.

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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.

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An act of extreme violence or viciousness.

Outrages committed by the dictatorship.

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Something that is grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste.

Viewed the film as an outrage to common decency.

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To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
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To produce anger or resentment in.

Was outraged that he was lied to.

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A deep insult or grave offense.
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Great anger, indignation, etc. aroused by such an act or offense.
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To commit an outrage upon or against.
  • To offend, insult, or wrong grievously.
  • To rape.
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To cause great anger, indignation, etc. in.
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An excessively violent or vicious attack; an atrocity.
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The resentful anger aroused by such acts.
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To cause or commit an outrage upon; to treat with violence or abuse.
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(archaic) To violate; to rape (a female).
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Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act, or an instance of this.

The incident sparked a public outrage.

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Origin of outrage

From Middle English and Old French oltrage (“excess"), from Late Latin *ultragium or *ultraticum ("a going beyond") and from Latin ultra (“beyond"); rather than from out and rage. The verb is from Old French oltragier.