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English noun: outrage

1. outrage (feeling) a feeling of righteous anger


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


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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