Definition of scandalize :
1. To offend the feelings or the conscience of ( a person) by some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.
2. To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.
bruise, traumatise, desecrate, assault, asperse, blackball, alarm, spite, injure, backbite, speak ill of, blackguard, break, ravish, horrify, lampoon, depreciate, severely criticize, transgress, appal, sneer at, run down, hurt, deprecate, rape, condemn, disparage, traumatize, belittle, violate, infract, blow out of the water, floor, embarrass, hold up to scorn, right, revile, scandalise, dishonour, breach, go against, dismay, ball over, outrage, appall, wound, take aback, pique, profane, decry
displease (part of speech: verb)
slander (part of speech: verb)
shame (part of speech: verb)
- Now, since I show thee all these mysteries, How canst thou hate me, or me scandalize? - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
- Tastes differ: but it isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ t just the word IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ d choose for welcoming my son and heir, When he comes home; and brings with him his- well, His son, and his sonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ s mother, shall we say, SoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ s not to scandalize your innocence? - "Krindlesyke", Wilfrid Wilson Gibson.
- Let him turn his back on that prospect as he would, the Old Roke would scandalize him still. - "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story", Various.