• Scandalous
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv scandalously in a scandalous manner "you behaved scandalously when you walked out of that meeting!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On February 9, 1993, "Dateline NBC" was forced to publicly apologize, and NBC president Michael Gartner resigned for a scandal caused by "Dateline" rigging a GM truck with explosives to simulate a "scientific" crash-test demo.
    • Scandalously In a manner to give offense; shamefully. "His discourse at table was scandalously unbecoming the dignity of his station."
    • Scandalously With a disposition to impute immorality or wrong. "Shun their fault, who, scandalously nice,
      Will needs mistake an author into vice."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scandalously In a scandalous manner; in a manner to give offense; disgracefully; shamefully.
    • scandalously Censoriously; with a disposition to find fault.
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  • Henry Fielding
    “Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.”
  • Josh Billings
    “Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.”
  • Paul Chatfield
    Paul Chatfield
    “Scandal is what one half of the world takes pleasure inventing, and the other half in believing.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “In the case of scandal, as in that of robbery, the receiver is always thought as bad as the thief.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it.”
  • Moliere
    “It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.”


In literature:

You don't suppose that I believe all the tittle-tattle and scandal which one cannot help hearing in town?
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
All the worst scandal in this place comes from you.
"The Cathedral" by Sir Hugh Walpole
Whosoever has given birth to scandal must stifle it and expiate it, even if he have to cut into his own flesh.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
Far too astute to make the scandal public by the newspapers, Atlee only hinted to his chief the danger that might ensue if the secret leaked out.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
One hesitates and recoils in the fear of stirring up a religious scandal.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
In K.'s previous walk of life there had been no toothpicks; or, if there were any, they were kept, along with the family scandals, in a closet.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The two girls were always bickering, and Norine had for some time lived in dread of scandal and exposure.
"Fruitfulness Fecondite" by Emile Zola
It was the great scandal of the Church and age.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
At last his intimacy created scandal.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII" by John Lord
There's going to be a pretty scandal.
"The Honour of the Clintons" by Archibald Marshall

In poetry:

Let them not use themselves to vain discourse,
To loose expressions, or unmanly taunts —
Let them no scandal vent, or swear and curse —
No boastings use, or unbecoming vaunts.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
So the Parson was praised,and the scandal stayed,
Till, a long time after, the church decayed,
And, laying the floor anew, they found
In the tomb of the Squire the bones of a hound.
"Fidele's Grassy Tomb" by Sir Henry Newbolt
He would finally go back there and shut it ag'in,
Never thinkin' of stock that got out or got in.
If he knowed any scandal he'd spill it all right,
Where it started a quarrel or mebby a fight.
"He Didn't Belong" by Bruce Kiskaddon
'T was a scandal and shame to the business-like street,
One terrible blot in a ledger so neat:
The shop full of hardware, but black as a hearse,
And the rest of the mansion a thousand times worse.
"The Dirty Old Man" by William Allingham
If some bit of gossip come,
File the thing away. Scandalously spicy crumb,
File the thing away. If suspicion comes to you That your neighbor isn't true Let me tell you what to do
File the thing away.
"On File" by John Kendrick Bangs
I see, quoth HUDIBRAS, from whence
These scandals of the Saints commence,
That are but natural effects
Of Satan's malice, and his sects,
Those Spider-Saints, that hang by threads,
Spun out o' th' intrails of their heads.
"Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto I" by Samuel Butler

In news:

The FBI is investigating claims that the scandal-scarred Bronx assemblywoman hired her unqualified then-lover to run her taxpayer-funded nonprofit, and used.
Anyone with a jones for scandal and/or Schadenfreude -which is to say, most of us in the publishing business-has just been delivered of the motherlode.
Why is the business community beset by scoundrels, scandals and deception.
A new report is blasting the scandal-plagued police crime lab in San Francisco.
Petraeus sex scandal's cast of characters .
Collins presses White House to clear up questions on prostitution scandal.
Global warming alarmists claim vindication after last year's data manipulation scandal.
In a report that may help dispel the so-called Climategate scandal, a Pennsylvania State University panel Thursday fully cleared climatologist Michael Mann of professional-misconduct allegations.
Fujita, who has spent the past seven months trying to clear his name after being accused of taking part in the Saints' bounty scandal, was inactive for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.
With mounting criticism of their record in government, the UK economy flatlining, a slump in the polls and the "plebgate" scandal rumbling on in the background, these are not the happiest times for the party.
Charles Colson, a Watergate scandal conspirator who emerged from prison to become an evangelical Christian leader, died on Saturday.
Lebanese diplomat in social security scandal.
Saying that the scandal surrounding Democratic House Speaker.
Playwright Gregory Murphy—who consulted on this Ghent Playhouse production, which opens tomorrow (Friday)—brings to life one of the most notorious scandals of Victorian England in The Countess .
For more background, see my Tuesday column on the matter: The Next Bush Scandal.

In science:

And there is the scandal of military research.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
But it is something of a scandal that there is still so little theoretical understanding of dark matter halo central behavior, although people are making progress on this problem (e.g.
Summary talk: How serious are the problems faced by CDM: cusps, thin disks, and halo substructure
It is scandalous that there has not been any progress in the past 15 years in measuring this rate more accurately.
Solar models and solar neutrino oscillations
An article in Nature written in 1988 referred to the inability, at that time, to predict the crystal structure of simple crystalline solids from their chemical composition as ”a continuing scandal” in solid state physics.
From Ginzburg-Landau to Hilbert-Einstein via Yamabe
It is precisely this approach that resulted in the 2012 LIBOR Scandal.
Interest Rate Manipulation Detection using Time Series Clustering Approach