Scandalous
Scandalous Scan"dal*ous, a. [Cf. F. scandaleux.] 1. Giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation; calling out condemnation. [1913 Webster]

Nothing scandalous or offensive unto any. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. Disgraceful to reputation; bringing shame or infamy; opprobrious; as, a scandalous crime or vice. [1913 Webster]

3. Defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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