[ out-reyj ]
/ ˈaʊt reɪdʒ /


an act of wanton cruelty or violence; any gross violation of law or decency.
anything that strongly offends, insults, or affronts the feelings.
a powerful feeling of resentment or anger aroused by something perceived as an injury, insult, or injustice: Outrage seized the entire nation at the news of the attempted assassination.

verb (used with object), out·raged, out·rag·ing.

Nearby words

  1. outpour,
  2. outpouring,
  3. outpull,
  4. output,
  5. outrace,
  6. outrageous,
  7. outrageously,
  8. outram,
  9. outran,
  10. outrance

Origin of outrage

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French outrage, ultrage, equivalent to outr(er) to push beyond bounds (derivative of outre beyond < Latin ultrā) + -age -age

Related formsun·out·raged, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for outrage


/ (ˈaʊtˌreɪdʒ) /


a wantonly vicious or cruel act
a gross violation of decency, morality, honour, etc
profound indignation, anger, or hurt, caused by such an act

verb (tr)

Word Origin for outrage

C13 (meaning: excess): via French from outré beyond, from Latin ultrā

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