Definition for SCAN'DAL-OUS

SCAN'DAL-OUS, a. [It. scanduloso; Sp. escandaloso; Fr. scandaleux; Sw. skändelig.]

  1. Giving offense. Nothing scandalous or offensive to any. – Hooker.
  2. Opprobrious; disgraceful to reputation; that brings shame or infamy; as, a scandalous crime or vice. How perverted must be the mind that considers seduction or dueling less scandalous than larceny!
  3. Defamatory.

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