scandalous

scandalous
[[t]skæ̱ndələs[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Scandalous behaviour or activity is considered immoral and shocking.

They would be sacked for criminal or scandalous behaviour...

He spoke of scandalous corruption and incompetence.

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scandalously ADV-GRADED ADV with v

He asked only that Ingrid stop behaving so scandalously.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Scandalous stories or remarks are concerned with the immoral and shocking aspects of someone's behaviour or something that has happened.

Newspaper columns were full of scandalous tales...

A jealous colleague could spread scandalous gossip about you.

3) ADJ (disapproval) You can describe something as scandalous if it makes you very angry and you think the people responsible for it should be ashamed.

It is absolutely scandalous that a fantastic building like this is just left to rot away.

...a scandalous waste of money.

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scandalously ADV usu ADV adj

...scandalously over-priced Beaujolais Nouveau.


English dictionary. 2008.

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