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Definition of "outrage" []

  • An act of extreme violence or viciousness. (noun)
  • An act grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste. (noun)
  • A deplorable insult. (noun)
  • Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act. (noun)
  • To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outrage" in a sentence
  • "I withdraw the term outrage, in so far as it may suggest outrages of pillage or anarchy."
  • "Breaking the silence and expressing our outrage is the only way to even begin to make a change."
  • "Just wondering where the outrage is at the "revised" health care numbers that the Obama Administration supressed:"