Scandalize

Definition of Scandalize

Scan´dal`ize
v. t.1.To offend the feelings or the conscience of (a person) by some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.
[imp. & p. p. Scandalized ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Scandalizing ( ).]
I demand who they are whom we scandalize by using harmless things.
- Hooker.
The congregation looked on in silence, the better class scandalized, and the lower orders, some laughing, others backing the soldier or the minister, as their fancy dictated.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.
To tell his tale might be interpreted into scandalizing the order.
- Sir W. Scott.

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affront, calumniate, denigrate, disturb, gall, horrify, libel, offend, outrage, rankle, scandal, shock, slander, slur, smear, upset
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