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Me, I'd prefer to have a good reputation rather than getting press for being scandalous, getting drunk in public, staying out late and so on.
Sophia Bush

Meaning of "scandalous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCANDALOUS

scandalous  [ˈskændələs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCANDALOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scandalous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SCANDALOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Scandalous

Scandalous may refer to: ▪ Scandalous, a 1983 music album by British group Imagination ▪ "Scandalous!", a Prince song which was the love theme to the 1989 film Batman ▪ "Scandalous", a 2003 song by Mis-Teeq ▪ Scandalous, a 1984 comedy film starring Robert Hays ▪ Scandalous: The All Star Compilation, a 2002 compilation album ▪ Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson, a 2012 Broadway musical about Aimee Semple McPherson ▪ "Scandalous", a song by The Click from the album Game Related...

Definition of scandalous in the English dictionary

The definition of scandalous in the dictionary is disgraceful; causing a scandal. Other definition of scandalous is spreading scandal; gossipy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCANDALOUS


anomalous
əˈnɒmələs
colorless
ˈkʌlələs
Daedalus
ˈdiːdələs
fearless
ˈfɪələs
fenderless
ˈfendələs
frivolous
ˈfrɪvələs
handleless
ˈhændələs
hydrocephalus
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛfələs
isospondylous
ˌaɪsəˈspɒndələs
libelous
ˈlaɪbələs
logodaedalus
ˌlɒɡəʊˈdiːdələs
marvellous
ˈmɑːvələs
motherless
ˈmʌðələs
Nicholas
ˈnɪkələs
odourless
ˈəʊdələs
subdolous
ˈsʌbdələs
thunderless
ˈθʌndələs
udderless
ˈʌdələs
urodelous
jʊˈrɒdələs
wonderless
ˈwʌndələs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCANDALOUS

scandal
scandal sheet
scandalisation
scandalise
scandaliser
scandalization
scandalize
scandalizer
scandalmonger
scandalously
scandalousness
Scandaroon
scandent
Scanderbeg
scandia
Scandian
scandic

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCANDALOUS

acephalous
antipetalous
antisepalous
autocephalous
brachycephalous
episepalous
jealous
macrocephalous
mesaticephalous
mesocephalous
microcephalous
monopetalous
monosepalous
octopetalous
overzealous
ridiculous
scaphocephalous
synsepalous
tripetalous
unzealous
zealous

Synonyms and antonyms of scandalous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SCANDALOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «scandalous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of scandalous

Translation of «scandalous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCANDALOUS

Find out the translation of scandalous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scandalous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scandalous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不道德的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escandaloso
570 millions of speakers

English

scandalous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परिवादात्मक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فضيحة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скандальное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escandaloso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানহানিকর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

scandaleux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Skandal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

skandalös
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

恥ずべき
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불명예스러운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Skandal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ô nhục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இழிவான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लज्जास्पद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kepaze
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scandaloso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skandaliczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скандальне
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scandalos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκανδαλώδες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skandalig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skandalös
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skandaløs
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scandalous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCANDALOUS»

The term «scandalous» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.084 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCANDALOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «scandalous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «scandalous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scandalous

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10 QUOTES WITH «SCANDALOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word scandalous.
1
Sepp Blatter
As long as you've got serious investors who wish to put money into football, I applaud. It proves that football is attractive. What upsets me, what I find scandalous, is when clubs accept fools.
2
Sophia Bush
Me, I'd prefer to have a good reputation rather than getting press for being scandalous, getting drunk in public, staying out late and so on.
3
Marguerite Duras
When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.
4
John Fairchild
People say 'Women's Wear' is a scandalous, gossipy publication. Sure we have gossip; we also have some very, very solid business stories. We are a creation of this business, which is fast, mean, tough, sometimes artistic, sometimes horrible.
5
Sarah MacLean
'A Rogue by Any Other Name' is the first book in the 'Rules of Scoundrels' series, centered on a legendary pre-Victorian casino and her four scandalous aristocratic owners.
6
Burt Rutan
Tragically, policymakers have thrown horrendous amounts of taxpayer money needed for other purposes at solving an unsubstantiated emergency. It is scandalous that so many climate scientists who fully knew that Al Gore had no basis for his irresponsible claims stood mute.
7
Susan Holloway Scott
Katherine Sedley was the only daughter and heiress to the libertine poet Sir Charles Sedley, and grew into a thoroughly scandalous lady in her own right.
8
Arlen Specter
I think it's scandalous that we haven't done more to cure cancer.
9
Tullian Tchividjian
The gospel alone liberates you to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor, and unbounded courage.
10
Tullian Tchividjian
Grace is upside-down, to-do-list wrecking, scandalous and way-too free. It's one-way love.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCANDALOUS»

Discover the use of scandalous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scandalous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Scandalous
For the ultimate in glamour, it has to be Tilly Bagshawe. Perfect escapism for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jilly Cooper.
Tilly Bagshawe, 2010
2
A Scandalous Freedom
Christians do not trust freedom. As author Steve Brown explains in this brave new book, they prefer the security of rules and self-imposed boundaries, which they tend to inflict on other Christians.
Steve Brown, 2009
3
Scandalous
Three people from three different walks of life...Three very different secrets under on roof. As Michelle, Eric and Tracy try their best to navigate life as college seniors, a deep secret is discovered that ultimately leads to murder.
Torrian Ferguson, 2006
4
Scandalous
When his lust, deceit, and betrayal is exposed, Charles Jennings, a wealthy middle-aged womanizer who heads up a mysterious society group called "The Mighty Spirituals Quartet," finds himself no longer welcome in the town of Senatobia, ...
ReChella, 2006
5
Scandalous
She always got anything she wanted.
Karen Erickson, 2010
6
Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced customs governing everything from what she could wear and to whom she could speak to what she was allowed to ...
Deborah Feldman, 2012
7
The Wicked Waltz and Other Scandalous Dances: Outrage at ...
"The book opens with a brief overview of anti-dance sentiment from around the fourth century to the present day.
Mark Knowles, 2009
8
Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About
Includes 50 juicy pop culture, political and entertainment-related scandals complete with photographs and event synopses, examining why each incident gained historic notoriety, how the episode continues to influence us to this day and where ...
Hallie Fryd, 2012
9
Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most ...
Scandalous Women tells the stories of the risk takers who have flouted convention, beaten the odds, and determined the course of world events. * When Cleopatra (69 BC-30 BC) wasn't bathing in asses' milk, the last pharaoh of the Ptolemaic ...
Elizabeth Kerri Mahon, 2011
10
Scandalous
No one had guessed at the shocking secret she kept hidden...or the desire that burns inside her at this stranger's touch. Their love could be nothing less than scandalous
Candace Camp, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCANDALOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scandalous is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Scandalous Lady W: why the BBC's new period drama sounds …
But the writer behind BBC Two's latest offering, based on the scandalous sex life of Lady Seymour Worsley, insists such colourful language is not a modern ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Ladies football board look to avoid repeat of 'scandalous' fixture clash
“That situation was scandalous. All three give up a vast portion of their lives playing the game they love and to make them choose one sport over the other isn't ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
3
When a few hold power: Solon says political dynasties 'abominable …
MANILA - A lawmaker on Monday described as "abominable" and "scandalous" political families and dynasties that have as many as seven members holding ... «ABS CBN News, Jun 15»
4
Police probe into Irish Tricolour at Stomont 'scandalous' - MLA
SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat has said the investigation into the flying of the Irish Tricolour over Parliament Buildings last week has turned Stormont into “a ... «Derry Journal, Jun 15»
5
Melissa Etheridge Uncovers Scandalous Family History
Melissa Etheridge recently uncovered some scandalous truths about her family's distant past. On Sunday's season finale of TLC's genealogy series, "Who Do ... «ABC News, Apr 15»
6
Drugs to prostitution: You will be SHOCKED to know the scandalous
Drugs to prostitution: You will be SHOCKED to know the scandalous lives of these ... who were found in some of the most bizarre and scandalous circumstances! «Daily Bhaskar, Apr 15»
7
'SCANDALOUS': Baltimore Police Spying On Cellphones And Hiding It
A detective's court testimony Monday revealed that Baltimore law enforcement is spying on residents at an incredible rate without a warrant — and doing their ... «Daily Caller, Apr 15»
8
Environment Minister vows to tackle 'scandalous' rent hikes by …
"We have a situation, in some cases, landlords feel they can get away with increases in rent that are absolutely scandalous and we need to bring an end to that," ... «Irish Independent, Feb 15»
9
World Cup decision is scandalous, says Stoke chairman Peter Coates
Stoke chairman Peter Coates has branded the decision to switch to a winter World Cup as scandalous. A FIFA task force has recommended moving the 2022 ... «SkySports, Feb 15»
10
Saucy and scandalous? It's so Brighton
A woman carrying an umbrella walks through The Lanes shopping area in Brighton, southern England, in this January 8, 2015 file photo. Reuters/Luke ... «The Kingston Whig-Standard, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Scandalous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/scandalous>. May 2021 ».
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