scandalisation

Definitions

  • Scandalised N.S. Volunteer
    Scandalised N.S. Volunteer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scandalisation the act of scandalizing
    • n scandalisation the condition of being shocked (as by improper behavior)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scandalisation See scandalization, scandalize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scandalisation defamation
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. scandale—L. scandalum—Gr. skandalon, a stumbling-block.

Usage

In literature:

Aunt Cordelia was incredulous, scandalised.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
The Judge was scandalised.
"Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book" by Edmund Dulac
Europe looked on, scandalised and amused.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
He sighed gently and gazed in a scandalised fashion at Mrs. Cluflins, who was carrying on a desperate flirtation with one of the apprentices.
"More Cargoes" by W. W. Jacobs
The doctrine, however, about women, even as thus understood, scandalised his younger followers.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
It was equally natural that their opponents should be scandalised by their apparent want of patriotism.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Lady Cowper and her family go to church, but scandalise the congregation by always arriving half an hour too late.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Simeon Deaves was scandalised.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
All Darjeeling is scandalised, and that's saying a good deal!
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Mrs. O'Brien, still scandalised, opened her mouth to speak.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
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