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English noun: outrage

1. outrage (feeling) a feeling of righteous anger


Synonymsindignation


Broader (hypernym)anger, choler, ire


Narrower (hyponym)dudgeon, high dudgeon

2. outrage (act) a wantonly cruel act


Broader (hypernym)atrocity, inhumanity

3. outrage (event) a disgraceful event


Synonymsscandal


Broader (hypernym)trouble


Narrower (hyponym)skeleton, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard


Instance hyponymTeapot Dome, Teapot Dome scandal, Watergate, Watergate scandal

4. outrage (act) the act of scandalizing


Synonymsscandalisation, scandalization


Broader (hypernym)affront, insult


English verb: outrage

1. outrage (emotion) strike with disgust or revulsion


SamplesThe scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends.


ExamplesThe bad news will outrage him, The performance is likely to outrage Sue


Synonymsappal, appall, offend, scandalise, scandalize, shock


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)churn up, disgust, nauseate, revolt, sicken

2. outrage (social) violate the sacred character of a place or language


SamplesDesecrate a cemetery.
Violate the sanctity of the church.
Profane the name of God.


Synonymsdesecrate, profane, violate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, set on

3. outrage (social) force (someone) to have sex against their will


SamplesThe woman was raped on her way home at night.


Synonymsassault, dishonor, dishonour, rape, ravish, violate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, set on


Narrower (hyponym)gang-rape









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