scandalize

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 scandalize — index contemn, defame, discredit, disgrace, libel, pillory, repel (disgust) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 scandalize — (v.) late 15c.; see SCANDAL (Cf. scandal) + IZE (Cf. ize). Originally make a public scandal of; sense of shock by doing something improper first recorded 1640s. Related: Scandalized; scandalizing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 scandalize — (Amer.) scan·dal·ize || skændÉ™laɪz v. create a scandal, cause an outrage; shock or offend with immorality; speak falsely or spitefully of; (Archaic) dishonor, bring shame (also scandalise) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 5 scandalize — (also scandalise) ► VERB ▪ shock or horrify by a violation of propriety or morality …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 scandalize — [skan′də līz΄] vt. scandalized, scandalizing [LME scandalyzen < OFr scandaliser < LL(Ec) scandalizare < Gr(Ec) skandalizein, to make stumble, give offense < skandalon: see SCANDAL] 1. Now Rare to slander; defame 2. to shock or outrage …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 scandalize — UK [ˈskænd(ə)laɪz] / US [ˈskænd(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms scandalize : present tense I/you/we/they scandalize he/she/it scandalizes present participle scandalizing past tense scandalized past participle scandalized to do something… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 scandalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1566 1. archaic to speak falsely or maliciously of 2. archaic to bring into reproach 3. to offend the moral sense of ; shock < she was scandalized by his behavior > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 scandalize — scandalization, n. scandalizer, n. /skan dl uyz /, v.t., scandalized, scandalizing. 1. to shock or horrify by something considered immoral or improper. 2. Naut. to spill the wind from or reduce the exposed area of (a sail) in an unusual manner.… …

    Universalium

  • 10 scandalize — verb a) To shock someone. b) To be offensive to someone …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 scandalize — Synonyms and related words: affront, asperse, calumniate, defame, denigrate, disturb, gall, horrify, libel, offend, outrage, rankle, scandal, shock, slander, slur, smear, upset …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 scandalize — v. (R) it scandalized public opinion that the mayor had taken bribes * * * [ skænd(ə)laɪz] (R) it scandalized public opinion that the mayor had taken bribes …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 scandalize — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. insult, defame, calumniate, stigmatize; horrify, shock, appall, outrage. See disapprobation, wrong. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. calumniate, detract, defame, traduce, backbite, vilify, revile, malign,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 scandalize — scan|dal|ize also scandalise BrE [ˈskændəl aız] v [T usually passive] to make people feel very shocked ▪ His outspoken views scandalized the nation …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 scandalize — scan|dal|ize [ skændl,aız ] verb transitive to do something that shocks someone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 scandalize — [[t]skæ̱ndəlaɪz[/t]] scandalizes, scandalizing, scandalized VERB If something scandalizes people, they are shocked or offended by it. [V n] As a young woman, she scandalised her family by falling in love with a married man. (in BRIT, also use… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 scandalize — scandalize1 or scandalise verb shock or horrify by a violation of propriety or morality. scandalize2 or scandalise verb Sailing reduce the area of (a sail) by lowering the head or raising the boom. Origin C19: alt. of obs. scantelize, from… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 scandalize — v. a. 1. Offend, give offence to, shock. 2. Vilify, asperse, defame, backbite, traduce, decry, calumniate, slander, reproach, libel, revile, satirize, lampoon, inveigh against. 3. Disgrace, bring disgrace on …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 scandalize — also ise BrE verb (transitive usually passive) to do something that shocks people very much: The entire village was scandalized by the affair …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 scandalize — verb the audience was scandalized by the speaker s racist remarks Syn: shock, appall, outrage, horrify, disgust, revolt, repel, sicken; offend, give offense to, affront, insult; cause raised eyebrows Ant: impress …

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