What does scandalous mean?

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ˈskæn dl əsscan·dalous

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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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. scandaleux.]

  2. Scandalous(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. scandaleux.]

  3. Scandalous(adj)

    defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story

    Etymology: [Cf. F. scandaleux.]

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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

Examples of scandalous in a Sentence

  1. Mykola Azarov:

    If, using his knowledge, he played an active role then there's nothing scandalous about it.

  2. African Union:

    What happened in Libya is shocking, scandalous, but we must establish the responsibilities.

  3. Supreme Court:

    In this electronic/Internet age, to the extent that the government seeks to protect the general population from scandalous material, with all due respect, it has completely failed.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    He deserves better than that scandalous attack.

  5. 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.

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    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    • A. abash
    • B. scarper
    • C. denudate
    • D. elate

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