from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing scandal; shocking: scandalous behavior.
- adj. Containing material damaging to reputation; defamatory: a scandalous exposé.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. wrong, immoral, causing a scandal
- adj. malicious, defamatory
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation; calling out condemnation.
- adj. Disgraceful to reputation; bringing shame or infamy; opprobrious.
- adj. Defamatory; libelous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing scandal or offense; exciting reproach or reprobation; extremely offensive to the sense of duty or propriety; shameful; shocking.
- Opprobrious; disgraceful to reputation; that brings shame or infamy: as, a scandalous crime or vice.
- Defamatory; libelous; slanderous: as, a scandalous report; in law procedure, defamatory or indecent, and not necessary to the presentation of the party's case.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
From Medieval Latin scandalosus, via French scandaleuse; as if scandal + -ous. (Wiktionary)