scandalous

[skan-dl-uhs]
adjective
1.
disgraceful; shameful or shocking; improper: scandalous behavior in public.
2.
defamatory or libelous, as a speech or writing.
3.
attracted to or preoccupied with scandal, as a person: a scandalous, vicious gossip.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin scandalōsus. See scandal, -ous

scandalously, adverb
scandalousness, noun
nonscandalous, adjective
nonscandalously, adverb
superscandalous, adjective
superscandalously, adverb
unscandalous, adjective
unscandalously, adverb
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scandal (ˈskændəl)
 
n
1.  a disgraceful action or event: his negligence was a scandal
2.  censure or outrage arising from an action or event
3.  a person whose conduct causes reproach or disgrace
4.  malicious talk, esp gossip about the private lives of other people
5.  law a libellous action or statement
 
vb
6.  to disgrace
7.  to scandalize
 
[C16: from Late Latin scandalum stumbling block, from Greek skandalon a trap]
 
'scandalous
 
adj
 
'scandalously
 
adv
 
'scandalousness
 
n

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Example sentences
The current maldistribution of wealth is also scandalous.
Jobs were alleged to have been handed out as political favours: scandalous
  stuff.
Margery wore a flimsy nightgown with nothing underneath, scandalous enough for
  those times.
Maybe we'll stand on the sidewalk outside your office and say something
  scandalous.
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