He would favour Protestants as much as Roman Catholics—and scandalise the narrow-minded community.
The Cluniac was a man of the world whom no confidences could scandalise.
Nothing that she did could scandalise or make him angry any more.
Long Jack loved to scandalise the town by his eccentricities.
Papa is not going to scandalise his nursery with old-world gossip, nor bring a blush over our chaste bread-and-butter.
I fear, reverend sir, that you will see much here that will scandalise you; much lightness and indecorum.
Lady Cowper and her family go to church, but scandalise the congregation by always arriving half an hour too late.
It would be these larvæ of the other world who give the messages which disconcert when they do not scandalise us.
Then youll be so good, my dear, as to confound—it mightnt be amiss even a little to scandalise—that opinion.
His contract does not permit him to travel in company with ladies, nor may he scandalise the community in which he resides.
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.