outrage Definition

  • 1an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation
  • 2a shocking or morally unacceptable action

Using outrage: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "outrage" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The decision caused outrage among the local community.

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    The politician's comments sparked public outrage.

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    The company's actions were an outrage against human rights.

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    The injustice of the verdict was an outrage to the victim's family.

outrage Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for outrage

Idioms Using outrage

  • to feel offended or insulted by something


    She took outrage at his comments about her appearance.

  • to express strong disapproval or condemnation of something


    The opposition party cried outrage at the government's decision to cut funding for education.

  • an action that is considered to be beyond what is acceptable or reasonable


    The company's decision to lay off workers without any compensation was an outrage too far.

Phrases with outrage

  • to do something that is morally unacceptable or shocking


    The company committed an outrage by exploiting child labor in their factories.

  • something that is completely unacceptable and goes against basic moral standards


    The way the prisoners were treated was an outrage to decency and human rights.

  • an action that is considered to be against the natural order of things


    Destroying the natural habitat of animals is an outrage against nature.

Origins of outrage

from Old French 'ultrage', from Latin 'ultra', meaning 'beyond'


Summary: outrage in Brief

The term 'outrage' [ˈaʊtreɪdʒ] refers to an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation, often in response to a shocking or morally unacceptable action. It can be used to describe public reactions to political decisions or social issues, as in 'The politician's comments sparked public outrage.' 'Outrage' can also be used in phrases like 'commit an outrage,' and idioms like 'take outrage,' denoting offense, and 'an outrage too far,' implying an action that is beyond what is acceptable.

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