verb (used with object), scan·dal·ized, scan·dal·iz·ing.
- scandal sheet,
Origin of scandalize
Examples from the Web for scandalize
The marriage was not, it was said by those who were disposed to scandalize the Earl of Kilmarnock, productive of happiness.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745|Mrs. Thomson
Cousin George is no hero, an' 'tisn't on record that anny wan iver thried to scandalize his good name be kissin' him.Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen|Finley Peter Dunne
I had to visit the convent to arrange for quartering my men so as least to scandalize the sisters.The Chaplet of Pearls|Charlotte M. Yonge
They had learned to play there like two well-brought-up children, in pantomime, so as not to scandalize pious countryfolk.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
The others are too dissolute, and scandalize me by their love affairs and their quarrels.Marguerite de Valois|Alexandre Dumas
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.