verb (used with object), scan·dal·ized, scan·dal·iz·ing.
Origin of scandalize
Examples from the Web for scandalise
Historical Examples of scandalise
Nothing that she did could scandalise or make him angry any more.The History of David Grieve
Mrs. Humphry Ward
The Cluniac was a man of the world whom no confidences could scandalise.The Path of the King
Papa is not going to scandalise his nursery with old-world gossip, nor bring a blush over our chaste bread-and-butter.The Virginians
William Makepeace Thackeray
His contract does not permit him to travel in company with ladies, nor may he scandalise the community in which he resides.Ivory Apes and Peacocks
Long Jack loved to scandalise the town by his eccentricities.
late 15c., from Middle French scandaliser (12c.), from Church Latin scandalizare, from late Greek skandalizein "to make to stumble; tempt; give offense to (someone)," from skandalon (see scandal). Originally "make a public scandal of;" sense of "shock by doing something improper" first recorded 1640s. Dryden and Shakespeare use simple scandal as a verb. Related: Scandalized; scandalizing; scandalization.