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scandalous

adjective arrant, atrocious, base, black, condemnatory, corrupt, damnatory, dastardly, defamatory, denunciatory, deplorable, despicable, discreditable, dishonorable, disreputable, disrespectable, facinorous, flagitious, flagrant, fulsome, heinous, horrifying, ignoble, ignominious, illaudable, immodest, immoral, indecent, infamous, inglorious, iniquitous, lewd, low, mean, nefarious, notorious, objurgatory, offensive, opprobrious, outrageous, probrosus, profligate, reprehensible, scurrilous, shameful, shocking, thersitical, turpis, ugly, uncommendable, unworthy, wicked
Associated concepts: motion to strike scandalous matter, scandalous allegations, scandalous pleading
See also: arrant, bad, blameworthy, calumnious, contemptuous, culpable, delinquent, disgraceful, disorderly, flagrant, ignoble, inexpiable, iniquitous, lewd, libelous, licentious, nefarious, notorious, offensive, onerous, outrageous, peccant, regrettable, vicious

MATTER, SCANDALOUS, equity pleading. A false and malicious statement of facts, not relevant to the cause. But nothing which is positively relevant, however harsh or gross the charge may be, can be considered scandalous. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4163.
     2. A bill cannot by the general practice, be referred for impertinence after the defendant has answered, or submitted to answer, but it may be referred for scandal at any time, and even upon the application of a stranger to the suit, for he has the right to prevent the records of the court from being made the vehicle of spreading slanders against himself. Id. n. 41f 64.

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Yet the performance is brief, and aside from the song lyrics and Leander's lacy gown there is little about the nonchalant Miss Vane that signifies scandalousness or "loose morals.
By the same token, pre-Revolutionary punishment did not differ from post-Revolutionary punishment in its cruelty, but rather in its "eclat" - its brilliance or its scandalousness.
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