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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 ?
Mainwaring and a young man engaged to Miss Mainwaring distractedly in love with her, which Reginald firmly believed when he came here, is now, he is persuaded, only a scandalous invention.
Such was my abominable luck in being born by the mere hair's breadth of twenty-five centuries too late into a world where kings have been growing scarce with scandalous rapidity, while the few who remain have adopted the uninteresting manners and customs of simple millionaires.
As he did not, however, outwardly express any such disgust, it would be an ill office in us to pay a visit to the inmost recesses of his mind, as some scandalous people search into the most secret affairs of their friends, and often pry into their closets and cupboards, only to discover their poverty and meanness to the world.
The scandalous conduct of her sister must always stand (he feared) in the way of her future advantage.
A most scandalous, ill-natured rumour has just reached me, and I write, dear Fanny, to warn you against giving the least credit to it, should it spread into the country.
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.
Of course these iron dudes of the Round Table would think it was scandalous, and maybe raise Sheol about it, but as for me, give me comfort first, and style after- wards.
And as each member will have his friends and connections to provide for, the desire of mutual gratification will beget a scandalous bartering of votes and bargaining for places.
One of the group was the son of a country minister, another of a judge; John, the unhappiest of all, had David Nicholson to father, the idea of facing whom on such a scandalous subject was physically sickening.
Bennet, and which she never failed to contradict as a most scandalous falsehood.
predicts some approaching catastrophes arising out of this scandalous increase of population.
For hardly anybody doubted that some scandalous reason or other was at the bottom of Bulstrode's liberality to Lydgate.