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outrage

noun abomination, absurdity, abuse, affront, atrocity, contempt, contumacious, cruelty, dishonorableness, disrespect, harmfulness, hatefulness, horribleness, ignobleness, malevolence, maliciousness, odiousness, offensiveness, perfidiousness, wickedness
Associated concepts: moral outrage
See also: abuse, bait, cruelty, defilement, delinquency, dishonor, disregard, disservice, disturb, flout, ground, harass, harrow, insult, mischief, misconduct, misdoing, persecute, perturb, shame, vice, wrong

OUTRAGE. A grave injury; a serious wrong. This is a generic word which is applied to everything, which is injurious, in great degree, to the honor or rights of another.

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As if all these direful outrages were not the natural results of slavery
I have a duty to do in protecting her grave from outrage, and by God, I shall do it
It has been insinuated that they were prompted to these outrages by the British merchants, who wished to keep off all rivals in the Indian trade; but others allege another motive, and one savoring of a deeper policy.
Its outrages were usually preceded by a warning sent to the marked man in some fantastic but generally recognised shape--a sprig of oak-leaves in some parts, melon seeds or orange pips in others.
The meaning of the outrages on Orientals," replied Fisher, "is that the financiers have introduced Chinese labor into this country with the deliberate intention of reducing workmen and peasants to starvation.
I remonstrate against these outrages upon reason and truth, of course, but it does no good.
A heavy sea and the excellent seamanship of the master of the Brazilian permitted the Pan-American to escape and report this last of a long series of outrages upon our commerce.
Blanche's delight expressed itself in the form of two unblushing outrages on propriety, committed in close succession.
An easy and a terrible means of avenging the outrages heaped on her was within Mercy's reach, if she chose to take it.
Whatever outrages have happened to men may befall a man again; and very easily in a republic, if there appear any signs of a decay of religion.
They didn't feel that they were doing anything out of the common way, and so were perfectly natural, and had none of that condescension or consciousness of manner which so outrages the independent poor.
Certainly, this is one aspect of a certain kind of Atheism--the Atheism of the man who reveres beauty to such an extent that his own ugliness, which outrages him, must be concealed from every eye lest it should not be respected as Zarathustra respected it.