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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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HOUSE of Commons speaker John Bercow's car costs are scandalously high.
Surely cuts could be made in other areas where the BBC scandalously wastes money?
Mr Bruno was once scandalously labelled "bonkers" by a national newspaper because of his illness.
Great strides have been made - but waiting times for treatment in Scotland are still scandalously long.
Namely, the "Macedonian manifesto" scandalously announced that it "demands the American authorities to restrain from using violence and not to obstruct the reporters' coverage".
Reeling from an internet video of her gone scandalously viral, Morgan's life further skids on news that her single mother has possibly fatal heart disease and her biological father is alive and living just a few hours away.
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Seems a strange way to celebrate a harvest - a load of massive blokes trampling all over a field as if they are scandalously destroying a crop - but each to their own.
brand is a scandalously unprintable acronym for a former boss' nickname for her.
Scandalously though, Walid neglected to even mention Ragheb as if the question he was asked did not include Alama.
THE VERDICT There's something perversely watchable about Ray Cooney's scandalously unfunny adaptation of his own stage comedy, mainly thanks to cameos such as Judi Dench as a bag lady and Cliff Richard and Rolf Harris as buskers.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Luff said: "If the Prime Minister agrees that the shortage of engineering skills is one of the greatest avoidable threats to our prosperity and security, and that the participation of women in engineering is scandalously low, will he encourage his colleagues to look favourably on the provisions of my Science, Technology and Engineering Bill to inspire young people to take up the challenging and well paid careers in engineering, whether as graduates or apprentices?