from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To offend the moral sensibilities of.
  • transitive verb Archaic To dishonor; disgrace.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To offend by some action considered very wrong or outrageous; shock; give offense to: as, to be scandalized at a person's conduct.
  • To disgrace; bring disgrace on.
  • To libel; defame; asperse; slander.
  • Also spelled scandalise.
  • Nautical, to trice up the tack of the spanker or mizzen in a square-rigged vessel, or the mainsail in a fore-and-aft rigged vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To offend the feelings or the conscience of (a person) by some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.
  • transitive verb To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To shock someone.
  • verb To be offensive to someone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion


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