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scandalize

[ skan-dl-ahyz ]
/ ˈskæn dlˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), scan·dal·ized, scan·dal·iz·ing.

to shock or horrify by something considered immoral or improper.
Nautical. to spill the wind from or reduce the exposed area of (a sail) in an unusual manner.

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Also especially British, scan·dal·ise .

Origin of scandalize

1480–90; <Late Latin scandalizāre<Late Greek skandalízein.See scandal, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM scandalize

scan·dal·i·za·tion, nounscan·dal·iz·er, nounun·scan·dal·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scandalize

scandalize

scandalise

/ (ˈskændəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to shock, as by improper behaviour

Derived forms of scandalize

scandalization or scandalisation, nounscandalizer or scandaliser, noun
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