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outrage

noun uk   /ˈaʊt.reɪdʒ/ us  
[U] a feeling of anger and shock: These murders have provoked outrage across the country. Many politicians and members of the public expressed outrage at the verdict.C2 [C] a shocking, morally unacceptable, and usually violent action: The bomb, which killed 15 people, was the worst of a series of terrorist outrages. [+ that] It's an outrage (= it is shocking and morally unacceptable) that so much public money should have been wasted in this way.
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verb [T] uk   /ˈaʊt.reɪdʒ/ us  
(especially of an unfair action or statement) to cause someone to feel very angry, shocked, or upset: Local people were outraged at the bombing. A proposed five percent pay cut has outraged staff at the warehouse.
outraged
adjective uk   /-reɪdʒd/ us  
feeling outrage: Many outraged viewers wrote to the BBC to complain.
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