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outrage

Definitions

  • The Captain stares in outrage at the spilled rum
    The Captain stares in outrage at the spilled rum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outrage strike with disgust or revulsion "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
    • v outrage force (someone) to have sex against their will "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
    • v outrage violate the sacred character of a place or language "desecrate a cemetery","violate the sanctity of the church","profane the name of God"
    • n outrage a wantonly cruel act
    • n outrage the act of scandalizing
    • n outrage a disgraceful event
    • n outrage a feeling of righteous anger
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple
    • Outrage Excess; luxury.
    • Outrage Injurious violence or wanton wrong done to persons or things; a gross violation of right or decency; excessive abuse; wanton mischief; gross injury. "He wrought great outrages, wasting all the country."
    • Outrage Specifically, to violate; to commit an indecent assault upon (a female).
    • v. i Outrage To be guilty of an outrage; to act outrageously.
    • Outrage To cause to become very angry; as, the burning of the flag outraged the small conservative town.
    • Outrage To commit outrage upon; to subject to outrage; to treat with violence or excessive abuse. "Base and insolent minds outrage men when they have hope of doing it without a return.""This interview outrages all decency."
    • v. t Outrage To rage in excess of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pope Paul IV, who was elected on 23 May 1555, was so outraged when he saw the naked bodies on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel that he ordered Michelangelo to paint on to them.
    • n outrage A passing beyond bounds; a thing or act not within established or reasonable limits; in general, excess; extravagance; luxury.
    • n outrage Violence; a violent act; violent injury.
    • n outrage 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 outrage Synonyms Insult, Indignity, etc. See affront.
    • outrage To attack; do violence, especially extreme wrong or violence, to; wrong heinously; maltreat.
    • outrage To assault violently or brutally; commit a barbarous attack upon; especially, to violate; ravish.
    • outrage 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.
    • outrage Synonyms See affront, n.
    • outrage To be excessive; commit excesses or extravagances; wanton; run riot; act without self-restraint or outrageously.
    • outrage Unreasonable; violent; mad.
    • outrage Extraordinary; unexampled; unusual; surprising; extravagant.
    • outrage To exceed in raging; rage beyond or more than.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outrage owt′rāj violence beyond measure: excessive abuse: wanton mischief
    • v.t Outrage to treat with excessive abuse: to injure by violence, esp. to violate, to ravish
    • v.i Outrage to be guilty of outrage
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Quotations

  • Maggie Kuhn
    Maggie Kuhn
    “Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.”
  • Thea Alexander
    Thea Alexander
    “Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan%20Pearsall%20Smith
    “Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.”
  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise%20Pascal
    “To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity.”
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea%20Ballou
    “Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. outrage,; OF. outre, oltre, beyond (F. outre, L. ultra,) + -age, as, in courage, voyage,. See Ulterior

Usage

In literature:

Outraged dignity spoke in her rigid back, in the thin contour of her cheek.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The outraged settlers may at any moment appear coming up the pass!
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
But I don't know that any outrage has been committed.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
But the outrage had been committed in Lincolnville, which bordered the western arm of Penobscot Bay.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
To apply such a name to that sweet child is an outrage.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
I not only never saw any outrage, but in many confidential talks with officers I never heard of one.
"The War in South Africa" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Members of Brooks's were believed to be concerned in the outrage, which increased Pitt's growing popularity.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Naturally the more outrageous of the latter sort gathered about the process of collecting tithes.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
Th' comp'ny is for siftin' this outrageous outrage to th' bottom, an' then liftin' th' bottom to look under it.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
It is perfectly outrageous!
"Fair Margaret" by Francis Marion Crawford
They said that we had made a compact together for outraging all held most sacred in human society.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Man's law may have been outraged, but God's law is still inviolate.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
This book is also charged with outrageous personalities.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
They out vied each other in outrageous chaffing.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
This is the first I have heard of it, and it is so outrageously criminal that I refuse to allow it to proceed further.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
But the young virgin soul had been outraged.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
It outraged him that the man should let himself be so crushed.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
He issued a declaration that Russia, acting on its own discretion, would put a stop to the outrages of Greece.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
To what horrible profanation and outrage was I to be subjected!
"Shoulder-Straps" by Henry Morford
The major domo's feelings would certainly have been outraged if he watched Queen Daisy make her first royal progress.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

Low laughed my guest: "Kind friend!" said he,
And dropped the rags he was weary of;
And I, betrayed, saw over me
The terrible face of outraged Love.
"The Poor Man's Guest" by Edith Nesbit
The small shadow moves,
And under the bare feet in the summer:
That somewhere the turf will heave,
And the outraged breath of the dead,
So long held, will form
"Pursuit From Under" by James Dickey
How shocking! what a thirst he has for killing!
Outrageous, fell, revengeful he appears,
His blade still warm, not surfeited with spilling
The blood of thousands for six thousand years!
"To Charity" by Thomas Odiorne
Our corn the fierce tempest lays down, as it grows,
The prime of our harvest the wind overthrows,
It shed, and it rotted, or grew with the heat,
Against it, the rains so outrageously beat!
"Another, On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
And one thing will I counsel thee also,
The Cuckoo trust not thou, nor his Love's saw;
All that she said is an outrageous lie.
Nay, nothing shall me bring thereto, quoth I,
For Love, and it hath done me mighty woe.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth
After the headlong flight,
In the dark dead of night,
They came, from further outrage his loved remains to save
Within the forest deep
They laid him down to sleep;
And the forest guards the secret! no man knows his grave.
"Tecumthe" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Freshman Republican Congressman Andy Harris, who was elected on a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, is outraged that he's going to go a whole month before his government-provided health insurance kicks in.
I share Alice Lindsay's outrage over dogs kept on short chains.
It's an outrageous ask, and they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
The outrage that trumpets—"Litter is King.".
I know that taxpayers all over the country are outraged.
When it does arrive, it is often from someone I have dissed in print who has obviously changed his or her name and is writing under the guise of an outraged reader.
Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
In Europe, reaction to September 11 included shock, outrage, empathy and resolve.
The Left's Limited Outrage at Hitler Comparisons.
Angela Petry doesn't even have to drive the Dulles Greenway every day, and she's still outraged that it costs $5.55 one way at peak times.
Spirit Airlines Adds Its Most Outrageous Fee Yet.
It wasn't the open roof at Cowboys Stadium, the outrageous pre-game prediction by ESPN's Lee Corso, or the largest high-definition video screen in the world that did in Oregon State Saturday night against TCU.
In what world does Mayor Zimmer live where she can retain the council president's services for personal use, not disclose this information, and act outraged when people ask for a little transparency.
Justin Timberlake 's appearance on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Friday was so outrageously good, we had to give you another taste.
Not to mention a fair amount of outrage and disbelief.
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In science:

We see that Γ is not outrageously complicated and, in some cases, recurrence is easy to establish.
Recurrence for persistent random walks in two dimensions
This apparently outrageous possibility is actually predicted in the framework of quantum gravity or in models where the space manifold has additional large extra dimensions.
Cosmic Ray Astrophysics and Hadronic Interactions
It was nearly the end of the 19th century before the concept of temperature in astronomy was well enough established that people stopped publishing outrageous numbers for the sun (Hughes 2005).
Astrophysics in 2006
For instance public outrage created from an adverse outcome can be classified as a risk because it is real.
Informal Control code logic
For estimating the power spectrum Cℓ, a quadratic quantity, the corresponding signal-to-noise ratio would be an outrageous 106 for ℓ ∼< 1000.
A method for subtracting foregrounds from multi-frequency CMB sky maps
That entropy and thermodynamics are related to general relativity may have seem outrageous in the past, but not today.
Are We Cruising a Hypothesis Space?
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