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Meaning of “outrage” in the English Dictionary

"outrage" in British English

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outragenoun

uk   us   /ˈaʊt.reɪdʒ/
[U] a ​feeling of ​anger and ​shock: These ​murders have ​provoked outrage ​across the ​country. Many ​politicians and ​members of the ​publicexpressed outrage at the ​verdict.C2 [C] a ​shocking, ​morallyunacceptable, and usually ​violentaction: The ​bomb, which ​killed 15 ​people, was the ​worst of a ​series of ​terrorist outrages. [+ that] It's an outrage (= it is ​shocking and ​morallyunacceptable) that so much ​publicmoney should have been ​wasted in this way.

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outrageverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈaʊt.reɪdʒ/
outraged
adjective uk   us   /-reɪdʒd/
feeling outrage: Outraged ​viewersjumped onto ​socialmedia to ​complain about the ​ending of the ​series.
(Definition of outrage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outrage" in American English

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outrageverb [T]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌreɪdʒ/
to ​cause someone to ​feel very ​angry, ​shocked, or ​upset: The ​proposedpaycut outraged the ​staff.

outragenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌreɪdʒ/
a ​strongfeeling of ​anger and ​shock, or an ​act or ​event that ​causes these ​feelings: [C] The ​terriblelivingconditions of ​migrantworkers, he said, were an outrage.
(Definition of outrage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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