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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English outrage, from Old French outrage, oultrage (excess), from Late Latin *ultragium, *ultraticum ("a going beyond") and from Latin ultra (beyond); rather than from out and rage. The verb is from Middle English outragen, from Old French oultragier.

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outrage (countable and uncountable, plural outrages)

  1. An excessively violent or vicious attack; an atrocity.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in The Tremarn Case[1]:
      “There the cause of death was soon ascertained ; the victim of this daring outrage had been stabbed to death from ear to ear with a long, sharp instrument, in shape like an antique stiletto, which […] was subsequently found under the cushions of the hansom. […]”
  2. An offensive, immoral or indecent act.
  3. The resentful anger aroused by such acts.
  4. (obsolete) A destructive rampage.
    "by the outrage and fury of the river Effra" (from an old description of flood damage).

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outrage (third-person singular simple present outrages, present participle outraging, simple past and past participle outraged)

  1. (transitive) To cause or commit an outrage upon; to treat with violence or abuse.
    • Atterbury
      Base and insolent minds outrage men when they have hope of doing it without a return.
    • Broome
      This interview outrages all decency.
  2. (archaic, transitive) To violate; to rape (a female).
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To rage in excess of.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Young to this entry?)

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