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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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There were reports of a passionate kiss between Johnny Depp (as the scandalously debauched 17th-century poet John Wilmot) and his character's male lover, but alas, even though Wilmot was openly bisexual, the smooch has not made the final film.
And not a moment too soon: Cold fusion, Andy Kaufman assassination theories, and the scandalously overlooked evidence that Jews are distributing poisoned orange juice in black neighborhoods have been ignored by the liberal college establishment for far too long.
50 and pounds 4 on a school meal, and it's easy to see how scandalously we have allowed standards to fall.
This will relieve Eaton Road residents of the worry of parked cars Alder Hey knows better than most the value of public open space and wants to be able to provide one, in Eaton Road, where the hospital will care for it the way it deserves - something Liverpool city council has scandalously failed to do with Springfield Park, letting the rose garden go to rack and ruin.
Such a scandalously low performance leaves the country's future at the mercy of the ever better educated competition beyond our borders (see review essay by Martin West).
And despite British Chancellor Gordon Brown's determined efforts to rebuild the country's scandalously dilapidated public hospital system, anyone who can afford to go elsewhere usually does.
7 billion dollars ($4,700,000,000) a year, compared to a need of $10 billion--better than before, but scandalously low for an epidemic killing 3,000,000 people per year and likely to kill tens of millions more.
Bit by bit, the world, including other churches, has abandoned much of this morality; the Church continues to teach it, even when some of her own priests scandalously violate it.
They were young too, almost scandalously so by later standards.
As one commentator has said, "religions belief has been, and continues to be, a scandalously frequent ingredient of violent conflict.
He based his works on standard classical forms of his day, as well as on bailes, jotas, and fandangos--almost scandalously energetic and suggestive dances thought to be of Mexican and African origin.
As it is, it is a rich quarry of fascinating ideas about psychic, mythical and ideological influences on war, pointing the way to further research into an area which is so scandalously ignored by those who think war a mathematically calculable outcome of a balance of, power formula.