outrage

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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.

References in classic literature ?
Quite unmoved, however, Newman left him to sip his own at leisure, or to pour it back again into the bottle, if he chose, and departed; after greatly outraging the dignity of Peg Sliderskew by brushing past her, in the passage, without a word of apology or recognition.
Billingham mum Chelsea Louise Hughes was before Teesside Magistrates' Court this week charged with outraging public decency by behaving in an indecent manner.
The pair admitted outraging public decency and will be sentenced next month.