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scandalous

adjective scan·dal·ous \ˈskan-də-ləs\

: shocking or offensive

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

Full Definition of SCANDALOUS

1
:  libelous, defamatory <scandalous allegations>
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.

First Known Use of SCANDALOUS

1575
SCANDALOUSNESS Defined for Kids

scandalous

adjective scan·dal·ous \ˈskan-də-ləs\

Definition of SCANDALOUS for Kids

1
:  containing shocking information <scandalous rumors>
2
:  very bad or shocking <scandalous behavior>

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