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outrageverb [T]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌreɪdʒ/
to cause someone to feel very angry, shocked, or upset: The proposed pay cut outraged the staff.

outragenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌreɪdʒ/
a strong feeling of anger and shock, or an act or event that causes these feelings: [C] The terrible living conditions of migrant workers, he said, were an outrage.
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outragenoun

uk   /ˈaʊt.reɪdʒ/  us   /ˈaʊt.reɪdʒ/
[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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outrageverb [T]

uk   /ˈaʊt.reɪdʒ/  us   /ˈaʊt.reɪdʒ/
(Definition of outrage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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