out-rage

outrage

[out-reyj]
noun
1.
an act of wanton cruelty or violence; any gross violation of law or decency.
2.
anything that strongly offends, insults, or affronts the feelings.
3.
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), outraged, outraging.
4.
to subject to grievous violence or indignity.
5.
to anger or offend; make resentful; shock: I am outraged by his whole attitude.
6.
to offend against (right, decency, feelings, etc.) grossly or shamelessly: Such conduct outrages our normal sense of decency.
7.
to rape.

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

unoutraged, adjective


2. offense, abuse, indignity. 7. violate.
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outrage (ˈaʊtˌreɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  a wantonly vicious or cruel act
2.  a gross violation of decency, morality, honour, etc
3.  profound indignation, anger, or hurt, caused by such an act
 
vb
4.  to cause profound indignation, anger, or resentment in
5.  to offend grossly (feelings, decency, human dignity, etc)
6.  to commit an act of wanton viciousness, cruelty, or indecency on
7.  a euphemistic word for rape
 
[C13 (meaning: excess): via French from outré beyond, from Latin ultrā]

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outrage
late 13c., "violent behavior, excess, extravagance," from O.Fr. outrage (12c.), earlier oltrage (11c.), from V.L. *ultraticum "excess," from L. ultra "beyond." Etymologically, "the passing beyond reasonable bounds" in any sense; meaning narrowed in Eng. toward violent excesses because of folk etymology
from out + rage. Of injuries to feelings, principles, etc., from 1769. The verb is from c.1300 in the sense of "to go to excess;" 1580s with meaning "do violence to."
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