Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: 'too great quantity', from outre 'beyond, too much'; influenced in meaning by rage


1 noun
1 [uncountable] a feeling of great anger and shock:
The response to the jury's verdict was one of outrage.
a sense of moral outrage
outrage at/over
environmentalists' outrage at plans to develop the coastline
public/popular outrage
The case generated public outrage.
2 [countable] an event that produces great anger and shock, especially because it is cruel or violent:
bomb outrages in London
This is an outrage!

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