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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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SCAN'DALOUS, adjective

1. Giving offense.

Nothing scandalous or offensive to any.

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.