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outrage

out·rage

outrage

 
 
pronunciation:
aUt reIj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act that arouses a strong negative response because of its violence, viciousness, or moral offensiveness.
This attack on an innocent child is an outrage.
synonyms:
abomination, atrocity, barbarity, enormity
similar words:
crime, evil, horror, iniquity, injury, injustice, sacrilege, scandal, violation, wrong
definition 2: an act that causes intense anger or offense by being considered unfair, unjust, grossly inappropriate, or indecent.
Many consumers consider the rise in price an outrage.It is an outrage that that criminal can now go free!Wearing a skimpy dress like that to a formal wedding is an outrage.
definition 3: a deep insult.
She considered it an outrage that the restaurant refused to accept her personal check.
definition 4: the fury, indignation, and resentment aroused by an extremely cruel, unjust, or offensive act.
The community was filled with outrage when people learned of the attack on the child.
synonyms:
anger, fury, indignation, rage
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: outraged, outrages, outraging
definition 1: to cause anger and shock in.
The incident outraged the entire community.
synonyms:
incense
similar words:
affront, agitate, anger, enrage, inflame, infuriate, offend, rile, scandalize, shock, upset
definition 2: to subject to an outrage; commit a gross offense against.
synonyms:
agonize, harrow, persecute, rack, torment, torture
similar words:
abuse, afflict, damage, debase, defile, harm, hurt, injure, insult, molest, violate, wrong
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