Outrage (emotion)

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Outrage is a strong emotion characterized by a combination of surprise, disgust,[1] and anger,[2] usually in reaction to a grave personal offense.[3] It comes from old French and meant "beyond rage".[4]

Moral outrage is the emotion of outrage experienced in reaction to an injustice, as such involving a moral judgement.


  1. ^ "The Interactive Effect of Anger and Disgust on Moral Outrage and Judgments".
  2. ^ "Robert POlutchik's Psychoevolutionary Theory of Basic Emotions" (PDF). Adliterate.com. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  3. ^ "Outrage – Definition of Outrage by Merriam-Webster".
  4. ^ "outrage: definition of outrage in Oxford dictionary (American English)".

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