scandalize

[skan-dl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), scandalized, scandalizing.
1.
to shock or horrify by something considered immoral or improper.
2.
Nautical. to spill the wind from or reduce the exposed area of (a sail) in an unusual manner.
Also, especially British, scandalise.


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

scandalization, noun
scandalizer, noun
unscandalized, adjective
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scandalize or scandalise (ˈskændəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to shock, as by improper behaviour
 
scandalise or scandalise
 
vb
 
scandali'zation or scandalise
 
n
 
scandali'sation or scandalise
 
n
 
'scandalizer or scandalise
 
n
 
'scandaliser or scandalise
 
n

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Example sentences
In fact, he seems to have gone out of his way to scandalize and offend the local people.
These, if not suppressed, easily scandalize and injure those who are witnesses of them.
Any behavior that tends to disturb the public peace or decorum, scandalize the community, or shock the public sense of morality.
The prime object now is not to scandalize but to establish firmly a merchant marine.
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