Definitions for outrageˈaʊt reɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•rageˈaʊt reɪdʒ(n.; v.)-raged, -rag•ing.

  1. (n.)an act of wanton cruelty or violence.

  2. anything that strongly offends or affronts the feelings.

  3. a powerful feeling of resentment or anger aroused by an injury, insult, or injustice.

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  4. (v.t.)to subject to grievous violence or indignity.

  5. to anger or offend; shock.

  6. to offend against (right, decency, feelings, etc.) grossly or shamelessly.

Origin of outrage:

1250–1300; < OF outrage, ultrage=outr(er) to push beyond bounds (der. of outre beyond < L ultrā) +-age -age

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indignation, outrage(noun)

    a feeling of righteous anger

  2. outrage(noun)

    a wantonly cruel act

  3. scandal, outrage(noun)

    a disgraceful event

  4. scandalization, scandalisation, outrage(verb)

    the act of scandalizing

  5. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage(verb)

    strike with disgust or revulsion

    "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

  6. desecrate, profane, outrage, violate(verb)

    violate the sacred character of a place or language

    "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"

  7. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage(verb)

    force (someone) to have sex against their will

    "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outrage(noun)ˈaʊt reɪdʒ

    strong anger

    the public's outrage at the assassination attempt

  2. outrageˈaʊt reɪdʒ

    sth that makes people very angry

    the latest outrage committed by the party's leadership

  3. outrage(verb)ˈaʊt reɪdʒ

    to make sb extremely angry

    The foul outraged the other team's coach.


  1. outrage(Noun)

    An excessively violent or vicious attack; an atrocity.

  2. outrage(Noun)

    An offensive, immoral or indecent act.

  3. outrage(Noun)

    The resentful anger aroused by such acts.

  4. outrage(Noun)

    A destructive rampage.

    "by the outrage and fury of the river Effra" (from an old description of flood damage).

  5. outrage(Verb)

    to cause or commit an outrage.

  6. outrage(Verb)

    to cause resentment through such acts.

  7. Origin: From and oltrage, from *ultragium or *ultraticum ("a going beyond") and from ultra; rather than from out and rage. The verb is from oltragier.


  1. OutRage!

    OutRage! is a British LGB rights group that was formed to advocate that lesbian, gay, and bisexual people have the same rights as heterosexual people. It is a group which has at times been criticised for outing individuals who wanted to keep their homosexuality secret and for being extremist and racist; members have been arrested in the course of some OutRage! actions. Membership has declined from its early 1990s heyday, though OutRage! remains active.

Translations for outrage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a wicked act, especially of great violence

the outrages committed by the soldiers; The decision to close the road is a public outrage.

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