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Meaning of SCANDALOUS

Pronunciation:  sk'andulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

SCANDALOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: disgraceful, immoral, shameful, shocking
 

 

 

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

         Nothing scandalous or offensive unto any. --Hooker.

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

3. Defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story.

 

 

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