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scan·dal·ous

 (skăn′dl-əs)
adj.
1. Causing scandal; shocking: scandalous behavior.
2. Containing material damaging to reputation; defamatory: a scandalous exposé.

scan′dal·ous·ly adv.
scan′dal·ous·ness n.

scan•dal•ous

(ˈskæn dl əs)

adj.
1. disgraceful; improper or immoral: scandalous behavior.
2. defamatory; libelous.
3. attracted to scandal: a scandalous gossip.
[1585–95; < Medieval Latin scandalōsus. See scandal, -ous]
scan′dal•ous•ly, adv.
scan′dal•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scandalous - giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

scandalous

adjective
1. shocking, disgraceful, outrageous, offensive, appalling, foul, dreadful, horrifying, obscene, monstrous, unspeakable, atrocious, frightful, abominable They would be sacked for criminal or scandalous behaviour.
shocking decent, respectable, upright
2. slanderous, gossiping, scurrilous, untrue, defamatory, libellous Newspaper columns were full of scandalous tales.
slanderous laudatory
3. outrageous, shocking, infamous, disgraceful, monstrous, shameful, atrocious, unseemly, odious, disreputable, opprobrious, highly improper a scandalous waste of money
outrageous seemly, proper, reputable

scandalous

adjective
1. Disgracefully and grossly offensive:
Archaic: enormous.
2. Damaging to the reputation:
Law: libelous.
Translations
فاضِح، شائِنمُعيب، مُثير للصَّدْمَه
ostudnýskandální
chokerendeskandaløs
botrányos
hneykslanlegurslúîur-

scandalous

[ˈskændələs] ADJ [behaviour, story, price] → escandaloso
to reach scandalous proportionsalcanzar proporciones escandalosas
it's simply scandalous!¡es un escándalo!
it's scandalous thates vergonzoso que ...
scandalous talkhabladurías fpl, chismes mpl

scandalous

[ˈskændələs] adjscandaleux/euse.

scandalous

adjskandalös; scandalous talkböswilliger Klatsch; a scandalous report/taleeine Skandalgeschichte; to reach scandalous proportionsskandalöse Ausmaße annehmen

scandalous

[ˈskændləs] adjscandaloso/a

scandal

(ˈskӕndl) noun
1. something that is considered shocking or disgraceful. The price of such food is a scandal.
2. an outburst of public indignation caused by something shocking or disgraceful. Her love affair caused a great scandal amongst the neighbours; They kept the matter secret, in order to avoid a scandal.
3. gossip. all the latest scandal.
ˈscandalize, ˈscandalise verb
to shock or horrify. Their behaviour used to scandalize the neighbours.
ˈscandalous adjective
1. shocking or disgraceful.
2. (of stories etc) containing scandal.
ˈscandalously adverb
in a disgraceful way.
References in classic literature ?
And Laurie folded his hands together with such and imploring gesture, as he spoke in his irresistibly persuasive tone, that it was impossible to frown upon him in spite of his scandalous behavior.
The three Marys were the heroines of a cycle of scandalous stories, which the old men were fond of relating as they sat about the cigar-stand in the drugstore.
No," says the old man, "I reckon there ain't go- ing to be any; and you couldn't go if there was; be- cause the runaway nigger told Burton and me all about that scandalous show, and Burton said he would tell the people; so I reckon they've drove the owdacious loaf- ers out of town before this time.
It was a burning shame and a scandalous disgrace to act in that way.
That officer saved the lad's life from his own hand, and hushed up the scandalous affair by a compromise.
And whose appearance,' interposed his sister, directing general attention to me in my indefinable costume, 'is perfectly scandalous and disgraceful.
Unable to remain silent upon the matter constantly in her thoughts, she discussed her husband's flight with this friend, and elicited an opinion that the behavior of Trefusis was scandalous and wicked.
In relating these and the following laws, I would only be understood to mean the original institutions, and not the most scandalous corruptions, into which these people are fallen by the degenerate nature of man.
Lastly, in the theater itself, the celebrated, but heartless and soulless diva made the most scandalous remarks about Christine and tried to cause her endless minor unpleasantnesses.
I will say it in one," replied Don Quixote, "and it is this; that at once, this very instant, ye release that fair lady whose tears and sad aspect show plainly that ye are carrying her off against her will, and that ye have committed some scandalous outrage against her; and I, who was born into the world to redress all such like wrongs, will not permit you to advance another step until you have restored to her the liberty she pines for and deserves.
Scandalous appointments to important offices have been made.
He lived in a magnificent hotel and was one of the matadors of finance, did business with Ouvrard, kept open house, and led the scandalous life of the period,--the life of a Cincinnatus, on sacks of corn harvested without trouble, stolen rations, "little houses" full of mistresses, in which were given splendid fetes to the Directors of the Republic.