outrage

If you consider how people are treated in airports an outrage, you get really angry over airport security or the price of airport food. Six dollars for a piece of pizza? What an outrage!

Something is an outrage when it is shocking and makes you angry. Stealing from an orphanage? That's an outrage. Sometimes outrage leads to action. Public outrage over the latest political scandal often makes the news.

Definitions of outrage
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n a disgraceful event

Synonyms:
scandal
Examples:
Teapot Dome scandal
a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921; became symbolic of the scandals of the Harding administration
Watergate scandal
a political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice; led to the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974
Types:
skeleton, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard
a scandal that is kept secret
Type of:
trouble
an event causing distress or pain

n a wantonly cruel act

Type of:
atrocity, inhumanity
an act of atrocious cruelty

n the act of scandalizing

Synonyms:
scandalisation, scandalization
Type of:
affront, insult
a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect

n a feeling of righteous anger

Synonyms:
indignation
Types:
dudgeon, high dudgeon
a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')
Type of:
anger, choler, ire
a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

v violate the sacred character of a place or language

Synonyms:
desecrate, profane, violate
Type of:
assail, assault, attack, set on
attack someone physically or emotionally

v strike with disgust or revulsion

Synonyms:
appal, appall, offend, scandalise, scandalize, shock
Type of:
churn up, disgust, nauseate, revolt, sicken
cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

v force (someone) to have sex against their will

Types:
gang-rape
rape (someone) successively with several attackers
Type of:
assail, assault, attack, set on
attack someone physically or emotionally

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