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1 causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment
  • the scandalous news that police officers had been taking bribes

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2 causing or intended to cause unjust injury to a person's good name
  • spread a scandalous rumor about a coworker that almost cost him his job

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The first known use of scandalous was in 1575

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“Scandalous.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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