Outrage definition

outrāj
An extremely vicious or violent act.
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To cause great anger, indignation, etc. in.
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A deep insult or grave offense.
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To commit an outrage upon or against.
  • To offend, insult, or wrong grievously.
  • To rape.
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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 produce anger or resentment in.

Was outraged that he was lied to.

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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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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 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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To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
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Great anger, indignation, etc. aroused by such an act or offense.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
outrage
Plural:
outrages

Origin of outrage

  • Middle English from Old French from outre beyond outré

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary