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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scandalize \Scan"dal*ize\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Scandalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scandalizing}.] [F. scandaliser, L. scandalizare, from Gr. skandali'zein.]

1. To offend the feelings or the conscience of (a person) by some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.

I demand who they are whom we scandalize by using harmless things. --Hooker.

The congregation looked on in silence, the better class scandalized, and the lower orders, some laughing, others backing the soldier or the minister, as their fancy dictated. --Sir W. Scott.

2. To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.

To tell his tale might be interpreted into scandalizing the order. --Sir W. Scott.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends" [syn: {shock}, {offend}, {scandalize}, {scandalise}, {appal}, {appall}, {outrage}]

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