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 of the conscience of (a person) by some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.

I demand who they are whom we scandalize by using harmless things. Hooker.

the congregation looked on in silence, the better class scandalized, and the lower orders, some laughing, others backing the soldier or the minister, as their fancy dictated. Sir W. Scott.

2.

To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.

To tell his tale might be interpreted into scandalizing the order. Sir W. Scott.

 

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