1. [syn: shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scandalize \Scan"dal*ize\, v. t. [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.
2. To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.
To tell his tale might be interpreted into
scandalizing the order. --Sir W.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior
of this married woman shocked her friends" [syn: shock,
offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "scandalize":
affront, asperse, calumniate, defame, denigrate, disturb, gall,
horrify, libel, offend, outrage, rankle, scandal, shock, slander,
slur, smear, upset