scandalize

Part of speech: verb

To shock; malign; disgrace.

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Usage examples "scandalize":

  1. Except this, however, there was nothing in the ball of Weimar to scandalize them, as they did not dance, but promenaded in couples, whilst the orchestra played marches. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  2. If they yelp much longer at my heels, I'll scandalize them in good earnest! - "Audrey", Mary Johnston.
  3. The rich new fashionable ladies became so desperate in their competition for men's allegiance that they- well, some of them would, in the point of conversation, greatly scandalize the smart demi- monde. - "Lady Baltimore", Owen Wister.