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outrage

[ out-reyj ]
/ ˈaʊt reɪdʒ /
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noun
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.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM outrage

un·out·raged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for outrage

outrage
/ (ˈaʊtˌreɪdʒ) /

noun
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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