- disgraceful; shameful or shocking; improper: scandalous behavior in public.
- defamatory or libelous, as a speech or writing.
- attracted to or preoccupied with scandal, as a person: a scandalous, vicious gossip.
Origin of scandalous
Examples from the Web for scandalously
And any lover of “Seinfeld” would regard banning the “Soup Nazi” episode as scandalously un-American.Should Neo-Nazis Be Allowed Free Speech?
January 31, 2014
Michael Gorra on a new history of their dismal lives—and how Dickens scandalously abandoned their mother after years of marriage.Charles Dickens’s Unhappy Children
December 2, 2012
China believes that the U.S. is mistakenly and scandalously holding it responsible for deep-seated made-in-America problems.
China also believes that the U.S. is mistakenly and scandalously holding it responsible for deep-seated made-in-America problems.
Notoriously, he observed, the mileage of members was scandalously small.
My shoulders feel bound, too, and as to the sarong it is scandalously short.The Rescue
But who can have any interest in calumniating my master so scandalously?The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny
Mrs. Kearney said that the Committee had treated her scandalously.Dubliners
And how scandalously I had to treat her when I stayed there before.The Dragon's Secret
Augusta Huiell Seaman
Word Origin and History for scandalously
late 15c., from French scandaleux, from Medieval Latin scandalosus "scandalous," from Church Latin scandalum (see scandal). Related: Scandalously.