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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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Perhaps, however, the position and appearance of my admirable friend at the culminating period of the outrage (as above described) are hardly within the proper limits of female discussion.
Early on the morning of the outrage, two of the Oriental strangers, accompanied by their respectable English friend, took possession of the apartments.
A MOVIE is set to outrage Mormons by recalling one of the biggest outrages of the faith's past.
Even in the absence of a specific threat to our nation, the president insisted, "the broad ground of humanity" justified armed intervention to end such outrages.
These days the outrages come from all over: lobbyists stifling reformers in both parties, military contractors profiting from "pre-emptive" war, the media echoing government deceptions and a right-wing attack-machine defending neoimperialists and distorting progressive values.
Fox's book If Americans Really Understood The Income Tax, we get insight into the issues that underlie the outrages articulated in The Cheating of America.
When that word outrages a huge portion of that community, it's an act of division.
A recent knifing in the Moscow synagogue and the aborted bombing that followed shortly after hasn't been condemned by the Christian Church in Russia, and most Russian politicians refrained from commenting on these and other anti-Semitic outrages.
But his remedy doesn't succeed in resurrecting real common sense about the matter: Once the premise of the regulatory state is accepted, we are destined to end up with the outrages of bureaucratic rule, no matter how wise and benign the administrators, and no matter how much discretion is allowed to mitigate the worst outrages.
Ireland, National Archive, Dublin, Ireland, Crown Files at Assize (Tipperary, 1891); Crown Files at Assize (Limerick, 1892); Cavan Weekly News, 14 July 1882; Limerick Reporter, 18 April 1882; 31 December 1880; Irish National Archives, Return of Outrages Specially Reported to the Constabulary Office 1879-1892 (CSO ICR 2), 1880, p.
Confronted with outrages, jurors react as most of us would - with outrage.
On a list of current events that should or could rise to the level of collective national outrage, I'd rank the Mark Foley episode about as trivial as any of the other overreported sexcapades involving members of Congress.