What does scandalous mean?

Definitions for scandalousˈskæn dl əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scandalous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. scandalous(Adjective)

    wrong, immoral, causing a scandal

  2. scandalous(Adjective)

    malicious, defamatory

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scandalous(adj)

    giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation; calling out condemnation

  2. Scandalous(adj)

    disgraceful to reputation; bringing shame or infamy; opprobrious; as, a scandalous crime or vice

  3. Scandalous(adj)

    defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. scandaleux.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scandalous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scandalous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marguerite Duras:

    When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.

  2. President Bronislaw Komorowski:

    The breakdown of the system for counting votes is a scandalous occurrence, an embarrassment, It is the peak of insanity to demand that the president take actions that would lead to a repeat of the vote.

  3. Corazon Aquino:

    It bids us break the bonds of injustice and oppression which give rise to glaring, and indeed scandalous, social inequalities. Reforming the social structures which perpetuate poverty and the exclusion of the poor first requires a conversion of mind and heart.

  4. John Cavadini:

    But it is within the pope’s competence and authority to call attention to our moral responsibilities and duties in the face of the best scientific theory out there, especially when the consequences of not doing so are serious or even drastic, and where silence could be interpreted as scandalous.

  5. French President Francois Hollande:

    It's doubly regrettable, I was even going to say scandalous, place de la Republique, where all these flowers have been put, these candles ... in memory of those who fell under the bullets of the terrorists. (It is) also scandalous with regard to what is at stake at the climate conference, which is meant to let the world make decisions on the future of the planet.

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