scandalous

[ skan-dl-uh s ]
/ ˈskæn dl əs /

adjective

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

From the Medieval Latin word scandalōsus, dating back to 1585–95. See scandal, -ous

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