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scandalous

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adjective scan·dal·ous \ˈskan-də-ləs\

Simple Definition of scandalous

  • : shocking or offensive

  • : involving immoral or shocking things that a person has done or is believed to have done

Full Definition of scandalous

  1. 1 :  libelous, defamatory <scandalous allegations>

  2. 2 :  offensive to propriety or morality :  shocking <scandalous behavior>

scan·dal·ous·ly adverb
scan·dal·ous·ness noun

Examples of scandalous

  1. Sex was a scandalous subject back then.

  2. The magazine published scandalous pictures of the movie star.

  3. The high price of gas these days is scandalous.

  4. She was spreading scandalous rumors about him.



1575

First Known Use of scandalous

1575


SCANDALOUS Defined for Kids

scandalous

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adjective scan·dal·ous \ˈskan-də-ləs\

Definition of scandalous

  1. 1 :  containing shocking information <scandalous rumors>

  2. 2 :  very bad or shocking <scandalous behavior>





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