Definition Of scandalize


reduce the area of (a fore-and-aft sail) by lowering the head or raising the boom.

shock or horrify (someone) by a real or imagined violation of propriety or morality.

their lack of manners scandalized their hosts

Example Of scandalize

  • A person of weak morals would have gone out to scandalise his colleagues even on matters he agreed with.

  • As a youth he had scandalized his family by studying medicine, and had published at Rome, at great expense, a treatise on the difficulty of belching while lying down.

  • Australia's continuing loss of defence capability would scandalise the Australian people if the whole truth were to be revealed.

  • He was scandalised by her moral stand on political issues.

  • His father has been scandalising us for years, despite repeated attempts to muzzle him.

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