Complete Definition of "scandalous"

English
Etymology
scandal + -ous
Pronunciation
(US) IPA: /ËskændÉlÉs/

Adjective
scandalous
#wrong, immoral, causing a scandal
#*1884, Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
#*:The thing made a big stir in the town, too, and a good many come out flatfooted and said it was scandalous to separate the mother and the children that way.
#malicious, defamatory
#*1592, Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedie
#*:These be the scandalous reports of such / As loves not me, and hate my lord too much.
#*1887, Marie Corelli, Thelma
#*:I always disregard gossip--it is generally scandalous, and seldom true.

Translations
trans-top|wrong, immoral, causing a scandal
German: skandalös
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trans-top|malicious, defamatory
German: skandalös
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