/skan"dl uyz'/, v.t., scandalized, scandalizing.
1. to shock or horrify by something considered immoral or improper.
2. Naut. to spill the wind from or reduce the exposed area of (a sail) in an unusual manner.
Also, esp. Brit., scandalise.
[1480-90; < LL scandalizare < LGk skandalízein. See SCANDAL, -IZE]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scandalize — index contemn, defame, discredit, disgrace, libel, pillory, repel (disgust) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • scandalize — (v.) late 15c.; see SCANDAL (Cf. scandal) + IZE (Cf. ize). Originally make a public scandal of; sense of shock by doing something improper first recorded 1640s. Related: Scandalized; scandalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • scandalize — (Amer.) scan·dal·ize || skændÉ™laɪz v. create a scandal, cause an outrage; shock or offend with immorality; speak falsely or spitefully of; (Archaic) dishonor, bring shame (also scandalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scandalize — (also scandalise) ► VERB ▪ shock or horrify by a violation of propriety or morality …   English terms dictionary

  • scandalize — [skan′də līz΄] vt. scandalized, scandalizing [LME scandalyzen < OFr scandaliser < LL(Ec) scandalizare < Gr(Ec) skandalizein, to make stumble, give offense < skandalon: see SCANDAL] 1. Now Rare to slander; defame 2. to shock or outrage …   English World dictionary

  • scandalize — UK [ˈskænd(ə)laɪz] / US [ˈskænd(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms scandalize : present tense I/you/we/they scandalize he/she/it scandalizes present participle scandalizing past tense scandalized past participle scandalized to do something… …   English dictionary

  • scandalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1566 1. archaic to speak falsely or maliciously of 2. archaic to bring into reproach 3. to offend the moral sense of ; shock < she was scandalized by his behavior > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scandalize — verb a) To shock someone. b) To be offensive to someone …   Wiktionary

  • scandalize — Synonyms and related words: affront, asperse, calumniate, defame, denigrate, disturb, gall, horrify, libel, offend, outrage, rankle, scandal, shock, slander, slur, smear, upset …   Moby Thesaurus

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