[ UK /skˈændələs/ ]
[ US /ˈskændəɫəs/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
    the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt
    scandalous behavior
    the most shocking book of its time
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How To Use scandalous In A Sentence

  • His Eminence Don Pelasio de Labastida, an eighteenth century bishop of Mexico City set a scandalous example of such indulgence in earthly pleasures. To the charreada with stars in her eyes
  • We do need to show that we can talk without contradiction of God's universal salvific will and the scandalous particularity of the incarnate and risen Lord.
  • you behaved scandalously when you walked out of that meeting!
  • It is scandalous that we still allocate scarce homeland security dollars on the basis of pork barrel spending and not on risk.
  • Many people might find this magistrate's sentence abominably scandalous.
  • The whole of the business in that country from beginning to end was scandalous and disgraceful. EMPIRES OF THE PLAIN: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon
  • It's scandalous that the Green Fund, which was set up in 2000 to be used for environmental projects, has been mouldering in the Government's coffers for four years without a cent being put to use.
  • Last night, in an address to bishops in Nigeria, Pope John Paul II insisted that priests must live celibate lives and avoid scandalous behaviour.
  • We confess with sadness that Christians and our institutions have too often scandalously failed to uphold the institution of marriage and to model for the world the true meaning of marriage.
  • This book is scandalous not because of shocking exposés, but rather because of its very publication.
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