Cancer vs Outrage – What’s the difference?

Cancer vs Outrage - What's the difference?
Cancer is a related term of outrage.As a noun cancer is cancer.



(en noun)

  • (medicine, oncology, disease) A disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation.
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  • (figuratively) Something which spreads within something else, damaging the latter.
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    * (disease) growth, malignancy, neoplasia
    * (something which spreads) lichen


    * tumor
    * leukaemia, leukemia

    Derived terms

    (types of cancer)
    * bowel cancer
    * breast cancer
    * colon cancer
    * leukemia
    * testicular cancer
    * lung cancer
    * prostate cancer
    * ovarian cancer
    * skin cancer
    * cervical cancer

    See also

    * malignant






    (en noun)

  • An excessively violent or vicious attack; an atrocity.
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  • An offensive, immoral or indecent act.
  • The resentful anger aroused by such acts.
  • (obsolete) A destructive rampage.
  • “by the outrage and fury of the river ” (from an old description of flood damage).



  • To cause or commit an outrage upon; to treat with violence or abuse.
  • * Atterbury
  • Base and insolent minds outrage men when they have hope of doing it without a return.
  • * Broome
  • This interview outrages all decency.
  • (archaic) To violate; to rape (a female).
  • (obsolete) To rage in excess of.
  • (Young)