from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To offend the moral sensibilities of: a lurid incident that scandalized the whole town.
- transitive v. Archaic To dishonor; disgrace.
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- v. To shock someone.
- v. To be offensive to someone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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 v. To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. strike with disgust or revulsion
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Government norms prevent us from showing anything which might "scandalize" people too much.
To dream of blood is a sign that some one will "scandalize" you.
Free-speech blogger Ezra Levant has accused anti-hate activist Richard Warman of exploiting court processes to publicly "scandalize" him with "wholly irrelevant" allegations, and to discourage his "public service journalism" against human rights commissions.
I would be happy to let them use it for their thirst, or to cool of, or — and scandalize the neighborhood by doing so!?
Back when they were talking about building the OHSU aerial tram [rim shot], the neighbors along the route threatened to hold summertime backyard nudist parties to scandalize the tram riders.
It didn't scandalize me then, nor did "Nightline" scandalize me last week.
It has ceased to scandalize me, though it has not ceased to amaze me, that Almighty God suffers me to touch him, move him and eat him!
In 1930, Ms. Clark managed to scandalize Reno, Nev., known then as the "divorce colony," when she arrived with a retinue of servants and rented an entire floor of a hotel for the duration of the divorce proceedings.
This one girl I met had set up a little lean-to there, really nothing more than a striped canvas awning on three sides and the top, with a fourth flap sort of taupe but maybe not so yellow that could be lowered for privacy, so's not to scandalize the occasional late-night passer-by.
Below, the Kennedys tout the virtues of aspic, the Franklin Roosevelts scandalize the polite world with an all-American entrée, and George Washington gives new meaning to the phrase "no frills."