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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.
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Noun1.scandalousness - disgracefulness that offends public morality
disgracefulness, ignominiousness, shamefulness - unworthiness meriting public disgrace and dishonor
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The following statement by the head of a reliable polling company should be enough to portray the scandalousness of the situation: "Our research allows us to make predictions about the votes to be cast into the ballot boxes.
Though Church doctrine increasingly purified Mary as the centuries passed (making her first perpetually virginal and then completely immaculate), N-Town restages and foregrounds her scandalousness.
However, as the Washington Post reviewer cautions, Greenwald has a tendency to overstate the scandalousness of certain policies and portray the world as more black-and-white than it truly is.