Etymology
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scandalous (adj.)

late 15c., scandalouse, "disgraceful, shameful, causing scandal or offense," from Old French (Modern French scandaleux), from Medieval Latin scandalosus "scandalous," from Church Latin scandalum (see scandal). Of words or writing, "defaming, libelous," from c. 1600. Related: Scandalously; scandalousness.

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Definitions of scandalous

scandalous (adj.)
giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray;
scandalous behavior
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