Shock or horrify (someone) by a real or imagined violation of propriety or morality: their lack of manners scandalized their hosts
More example sentences
- Australia's continuing loss of defence capability would scandalise the Australian people if the whole truth were to be revealed.
- When I came to pick up the order, I was scandalized by the seemingly outrageous price and refused to accept them.
- One of my earliest convictions in becoming Catholic is that the Faith scandalizes us (different people in different ways) and that the scandal is a judgment on us, not on the Faith.
late 15th century (in the sense 'make a public scandal of'): from French scandaliser or ecclesiastical Latin scandalizare, from Greek skandalizein.