Scandalizing
Scandalize Scan"dal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scandalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scandalizing}.] [F. scandaliser, L. scandalizare, from Gr. skandali`zein.] 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. [1913 Webster]

I demand who they are whom we scandalize by using harmless things. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander. [1913 Webster]

To tell his tale might be interpreted into scandalizing the order. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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