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Outrage


OUT'RAGE, verb transitive [Latin ultra, beyond.]

To treat with violence and wrong; to abuse by rude or insolent language; to injure by rough, rude treatment of any kind.

Base and insolent minds outrage men, when they have hopes of doing it without a return.

This interview outrages all decency.

OUT'RAGE, verb intransitive To commit exorbitances; to be guilty of violent rudeness.

OUT'RAGE, noun

Injurious violence offered to persons or things; excessive abuse; wanton mischief. Rude abusive language, scurrility, or opprobrious and contemptuous words, may be an outrage to persons, or to decency and civility. A violent attack upon person or property is an outrage

He wrought great outrages, wasting all the country where he went.