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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Outrage  \Out"rage\,  v.  t. 
  To  be  guilty  of  an  outrage;  to  act  outrageously. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Outrage  \Out*rage"\,  v.  t.  [Out  +  rage.] 
  To  rage  in  excess  of  [R.]  --Young. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Outrage  \Out"rage\,  n.  [F.  outrage;  OF  outre,  oltre,  beyond  (F. 
  outre,  L.  ultra)  +  -age,  as  in  courage,  voyage.  See 
  {Ulterior}.] 
  1.  Injurious  violence  or  wanton  wrong  done  to  persons  or 
  things  a  gross  violation  of  right  or  decency;  excessive 
  abuse;  wanton  mischief;  gross  injury.  --Chaucer. 
 
  He  wrought  great  outrages,  wasting  all  the  country. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Excess;  luxury.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  Affront;  insult;  abuse.  See  {Affront}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Outrage  \Out"rage\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Outragen};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Outraging}.]  [F.  outrager.  See  {Outrage},  n.] 
  1.  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.  --Atterbury. 
 
  This  interview  outrages  all  decency.  --Broome. 
 
  2.  Specifically,  to  violate;  to  commit  an  indecent  assault 
  upon  (a  female). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  outrage 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  righteous  anger  [syn:  {indignation}] 
  2:  a  wantonly  cruel  act 
  3:  a  disgraceful  event  [syn:  {scandal}] 
  4:  the  act  of  scandalizing  [syn:  {scandalization},  {scandalisation}] 
  v  1:  strike  with  disgust  or  revulsion;  "The  scandalous  behavior 
  of  this  married  woman  shocked  her  friends"  [syn:  {shock}, 
  {offend},  {scandalize},  {appal},  {appall}] 
  2:  violate  the  sacred  character  of  a  place  such  as  a  graveyard 
  [syn:  {desecrate},  {profane},  {violate}] 
  3:  assault  sexually;  force  to  have  sex  [syn:  {rape},  {ravish}, 
  {violate},  {dishonor},  {dishonour}] 
  4:  make  furious  [syn:  {enfuriate},  {infuriate},  {exasperate},  {incense}] 




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