Shock or horrify (someone) by a real or imagined violation of propriety or morality.
shock, appal, outrage, horrify, disgust, revolt, repel, sicken, nauseateView synonyms
- ‘their lack of manners scandalized their hosts’
Late 15th century (in the sense ‘make a public scandal of’): from French scandaliser or ecclesiastical Latin scandalizare, from Greek skandalizein.
Reduce the area of (a fore-and-aft sail) by lowering the head or raising the boom.
Mid 19th century alteration of obsolete scantelize, from scantle ‘make small’.