from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An act of extreme violence or viciousness.
- n. An act grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste.
- n. A deplorable insult.
- n. Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act.
- transitive v. To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
- transitive v. To produce anger or resentment in: Incompetence outraged him. See Synonyms at offend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An excessively violent or vicious attack; an atrocity.
- n. An offensive, immoral or indecent act.
- n. The resentful anger aroused by such acts.
- n. A destructive rampage.
- v. to cause or commit an outrage.
- v. to cause resentment through such acts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Injurious violence or wanton wrong done to persons or things; a gross violation of right or decency; excessive abuse; wanton mischief; gross injury.
- n. Excess; luxury.
- intransitive v. To be guilty of an outrage; to act outrageously.
- transitive v. To rage in excess of.
- transitive v. To commit outrage upon; to subject to outrage; to treat with violence or excessive abuse.
- transitive v. Specifically, to violate; to commit an indecent assault upon (a female).
- transitive v. To cause to become very angry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To attack; do violence, especially extreme wrong or violence, to; wrong heinously; maltreat.
- To assault violently or brutally; commit a barbarous attack upon; especially, to violate; ravish.
- To transgress shamefully; infringe audaciously upon; break through, violate, or offend against atrociously or flagrantly; act in utter or shameless disregard of the authority, obligation, or claims of.
- Synonyms See affront, n.
- To be excessive; commit excesses or extravagances; wanton; run riot; act without self-restraint or outrageously.
- Unreasonable; violent; mad.
- Extraordinary; unexampled; unusual; surprising; extravagant.
- To exceed in raging; rage beyond or more than.
- n. A passing beyond bounds; a thing or act not within established or reasonable limits; in general, excess; extravagance; luxury.
- n. Violence; a violent act; violent injury.
- n. Gross insult or injury: infamous wrong; audacious and especially violent infraction of law and order; atrocious or barbarous ill treatment; wanton, indecent, or immoral violence, or an act of wanton mischief or violence, especially against the person.
- n. Synonyms Insult, Indignity, etc. See affront.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. violate the sacred character of a place or language
- v. force (someone) to have sex against their will
- v. strike with disgust or revulsion
- n. a feeling of righteous anger
- n. the act of scandalizing
- n. a wantonly cruel act
- n. a disgraceful event
I withdraw the term outrage, in so far as it may suggest outrages of pillage or anarchy.
Breaking the silence and expressing our outrage is the only way to even begin to make a change.
Just wondering where the outrage is at the "revised" health care numbers that the Obama Administration supressed:
This outrage is a sham drummed up by Republican operatives and intended to deflect attention from the serious news that's out there now.
He was very indignant at what he called the outrage of the New York paper, and said
I may not agree with the president on some issues but this "outrage" is a shame.
This so called "outrage" is cover for their impending negative attacks they plan to unleash.
A vivid example of the bacteria's '"outrage" is illustrated by what happened to the window of a transportation spacecraft that docked to Mir when piloted by its last crew.
I was able to conclude with a short plea for compassion and an expression of outrage at the idea of a man being imprisoned for life for shoplifting.
Where is the outrage from the holier-than-thou GOP?