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ˈskæn dl əsscan·dalous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shockingadjective

    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. scandalousadjective

    wrong, immoral, causing a scandal

  2. scandalousadjective

    malicious, defamatory

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scandalousadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. scandaleux.]

  2. Scandalousadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. scandaleux.]

  3. Scandalousadjective

    defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story

    Etymology: [Cf. F. scandaleux.]

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  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

Examples of scandalous in a Sentence

  1. The Pope:

    The brutality of this worldwide phenomenon becomes all the more grave and scandalous in the church, for it is utterly incompatible with( its) moral authority and ethical credibility, consecrated persons.

  2. 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.

  3. Jack Kim:

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

  4. Tedros Adhanom:

    The ongoing vaccine crisis is a scandalous inequity that is perpetuating the pandemic, the number of doses administered globally so far would have been enough to cover all health workers and older people, if they had been distributed equitably. We could have been in a much better situation.

  5. Matt Walsh:

    I think either way it's sort of scandalous on AOC's part.

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