Main definitions of scandalize in English

: scandalize1scandalize2

scandalize1

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transitive verb

(British scandalise)
[with object]
  • Shock or horrify (someone) by a real or imagined violation of propriety or morality.

    • ‘their lack of manners scandalized their hosts’
    shock, appal, outrage, horrify, disgust, revolt, repel, sicken, nauseate
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Pronunciation

scandalize

/ˈskandlˌīz/ /ˈskændlˌaɪz/

Origin

Late 15th century (in the sense ‘make a public scandal of’): from French scandaliser or ecclesiastical Latin scandalizare, from Greek skandalizein.

Main definitions of scandalize in English

: scandalize1scandalize2

scandalize2

See synonyms for scandalize

Translate scandalize into Spanish

transitive verb

(British scandalise)
[with object]Sailing
  • Reduce the area of (a fore-and-aft sail) by lowering the head or raising the boom.

Pronunciation

scandalize

/ˈskandlˌīz/ /ˈskændlˌaɪz/

Origin

Mid 19th century alteration of obsolete scantelize, from scantle ‘make small’.