Definitions for scandalousˈskæn dl əs

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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.]

Freebase

  1. Scandalous!

    Scandalous is the eighth track on Prince's album Batman and was released as the album's fourth single, five months after the album was released. The music is attributed to Prince and his father, John L. Nelson. A maxi-single was released after the single, titled The Scandalous Sex Suite, which contained a three part 19 minute suite of the song Scandalous, the three parts named The Crime, The Passion and The Rapture. Kim Basinger, who played the character Vicki Vale in Batman, also appeared on the maxi-single. As Prince's final single released in the 1980s, "Scandalous!" reached number five on the U.S R&B singles chart. Due to licensing issues with the Batman franchise, Prince was not allowed to include songs from this album on any compilations. Even on concert T-shirts listing Prince's albums, the Batman title was replaced by the song "Scandalous!".

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jack Kim:

    I was tasked with taking photos of military secrets and scandalous scenes.

  2. Diosdado Cabello:

    Do you think any similarity with this scandalous fabrication is pure coincidence? i don't think so!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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