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Synonyms for outrage
ˈaʊt reɪdʒout·rage

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. outrage

    Injury (Latin in, not, and jus, juris, right, law) signifies primarily something done contrary to law or right; hence, something contrary to some standard of right or good; whatever reduces the value, utility, beauty, or desirableness of anything is an injury to that thing; of persons, whatever is so done as to operate adversely to one in his person, rights, property, or reputation is an injury; the word is especially used of whatever mars the integrity of the body or causes pain; as, when rescued from the wreck his injuries were found to be very slight. Injury is the general term including all the rest. Damage (Latin damnum, loss) is that which occasions loss to the possessor; hence, any impairment of value, often with the suggestion of fault on the part of the one causing it; damage reduces value, utility, or beauty; detriment (Latin deterere, to rub or wear away) is similar in meaning, but far milder. Detriment may affect value only; damage always affects real worth or utility; as a rule, the slightest use of an article by a purchaser operates to its detriment if again offered for sale, tho the article may have received not the slightest damage. Damage is partial; loss is properly absolute as far as it is predicated at all; the loss of a ship implies that it is gone beyond recovery; the loss of the rudder is a damage to the ship; but since the loss of a part still leaves a part, we may speak of a partial or a total loss. Evil commonly suggests suffering or sin, or both; as, the evils of poverty, the social evil. Harm is closely synonymous with injury; it may apply to body, mind, or estate, but always affects real worth, while injury may concern only estimated value. A hurt is an injury that causes pain, physical or mental; a slight hurt may be no real harm. Mischief is disarrangement, trouble, or harm usually caused by some voluntary agent, with or without injurious intent; a child's thoughtless sport may do great mischief; wrong is harm done with evil intent. An outrage combines insult and injury. Compare synonyms for BLEMISH; CRIMINAL; INJUSTICE.

    blemish, damage, detriment, disadvantage, evil, harm, hurt, impairment, injury, injustice, loss, mischief, prejudice, wrong

    advantage, amelioration, benefit, blessing, boon, help, improvement, remedy, service, utility

    The injury of the cause; an injury to the structure; injury by fire; by or from collision, interference, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. outrage

    outbreak, offence, wantonness, mischief, abuse, ebullition, violence, indignity, affront, insult

    moderation, self-control, selfrestraint, subsidence, coolness, calmness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indignation, outragenoun

    a feeling of righteous anger

    scandal, scandalisation, indignation, scandalization

  2. outragenoun

    a wantonly cruel act

    scandal, scandalisation, indignation, scandalization

  3. scandal, outragenoun

    a disgraceful event

    scandal, malicious gossip, scandalisation, indignation, scandalization, dirt

  4. scandalization, scandalisation, outrageverb

    the act of scandalizing

    scandalisation, indignation, scandalization, scandal

  5. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrageverb

    strike with disgust or revulsion

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

    dishonour, scandalise, offend, ravish, profane, traumatize, dishonor, traumatise, desecrate, spite, transgress, injure, floor, scandalize, appal, wound, blow out of the water, break, horrify, alarm, ball over, dismay, hurt, breach, rape, violate, infract, shock, take aback, appall, assault, bruise, go against, pique

  6. desecrate, profane, outrage, violateverb

    violate the sacred character of a place or language

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

    dishonour, scandalise, offend, ravish, scandalize, dishonor, plunder, demoralise, deconsecrate, misdirect, desecrate, debase, pervert, demoralize, transgress, profane, appal, break, despoil, subvert, vitiate, deprave, breach, rape, violate, infract, shock, appall, unhallow, assault, go against, debauch, spoil, corrupt

  7. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrageverb

    force (someone) to have sex against their will

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

    snipe, delight, set on, ravish, dishonour, scandalise, offend, enthrall, profane, scandalize, disgrace, plunder, desecrate, lash out, transgress, shame, assail, enthral, round, appal, attack, enrapture, despoil, dishonor, transport, breach, rape, attaint, violate, infract, shock, appall, assault, break, enchant, go against, spoil

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. outragenoun

    insult, affront, indignity, abuse, offence

  2. outrageverb

    insult, abuse, maltreat, offend, shock

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. outragenoun

    indignity, affront, insult, assault

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. outrage

    See Intentional infliction of emotional distress

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How to use outrage in a sentence?

  1. Louie Gohmert:

    Where is the outrage about young people being unfairly treated, joe Biden's Justice Department is criminalizing political protest.

  2. John Cornyn:

    Every action has a reaction and in this case it is simple justice, they've made their beds so let's dispense with the outrage.

  3. Michael Signer:

    Everything he has been doing has been at the level of him benefiting from controversy. There's a propagandistic element to it. He knows how to outrage people for his own benefit, and he's done that his whole career.

  4. Stewart Pearce:

    Two brothers have had a disagreement – this is not a rift, a feud or a battle, brothers disagree… They’re muscling up to their own power. And people are outrage that the British heritage is changing. Well, of course, it needs to change. They’re removing themselves from the private mystique that the royal family has always upheld… It’s unfortunate that it’s being projected in a certain way, that we’re hearing more from distant royal observers. But I believe there’s something that needs to be healed and they’re moving into that territory.

  5. Michael Signer:

    There is a difference between demagogues and demagogic behavior, everything he has been doing has been at the level of him benefiting from controversy. There's a propagandistic element to it. He knows how to outrage people for his own benefit, and he's done that his whole career.

Translations for outrage

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  • ultratge, indignació, ràbia, atrocitat, indignarCatalan, Valencian
  • Frevel, Schandtat, Wut, Rage, Beleidigung, Gräueltat, Schande, UntatGerman
  • οργή, αίσχος, ωμότητα, καταισχύνω, έκτροπο, αγριότητα, προσβολή, προσβάλλωGreek
  • atrocidad, rabia, indignar, cólera, atropello, desafuero, indignación, ultrajeSpanish
  • خشمPersian
  • offense, outrage, colère, rage, indignerFrench
  • sdegno, indignazione, oltraggiare, oltraggioItalian
  • 憤怒, 激怒, 乱暴, 暴行, 憤慨, 非道Japanese
  • flagitiumLatin
  • belediging, wandaad, woede, razernijDutch
  • atrocidade, raiva, ultrajePortuguese
  • ultragia, furie, atrocitate, mânie, ultrajRomanian
  • возмутительный поступок, негодование, злодеяние, акт произвола, произвол, грубое нарушение, безобразие, ярость, гнев, беспределRussian
  • దురాగతముTelugu
  • ข่มขืนThai
  • نفرتUrdu
  • xúc phạmVietnamese

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