• Scandalous
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scandalousness disgracefulness that offends public morality
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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.
    • n Scandalousness Quality of being scandalous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scandalousness Scandalous character or condition.
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  • Henry Fielding
    “Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.”
  • George Farquhar
    “There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.”
  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    “Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.”
  • Josh Billings
    “Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.”
  • Moliere
    “It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.”


In literature:

Scarcely a year then elapsed before the young widow caused unheard-of scandal.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
We could not have effectually stopped them on Wednesday without making a scandal.
"The Chaplet of Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The papers will go crazy over a scandal like this, and some one is apt to grab Van Cleft.
"The Voice on the Wire" by Eustace Hale Ball
It dissolved in a fragrant dew of proud reminiscence, profit, and scandal.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
He would give himself up, and the whole story would be the scandal of Europe.
"The Weavers, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Davidson concluded that people liked to discuss that sort of scandal better than any other.
"Victory" by Joseph Conrad
Scandal, of course, could not leave her untouched.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
If dear good Mr. Pendennis had been alive this scandal would never have happened.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Who cares for these local scandals?
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
My eye turned in scandalized alarm towards Mrs. Poyntz.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In poetry:

Safe from earthly scandal
My poor spirit hide
In the utter stillness
Of Thy wounded Side.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
But who are we and whence,
If, of those years gone by,
Scandal alone remains
And we have ceased to be.
"Meeting" by Boris Pasternak
GOVERNOR. Enough, no farther.
Lelius, thou a son of mine,
A disturber? Thou a scandal
To all Antioch through my favour?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
The humble soul compos'd of love and fear,
Begins at home, and layes the burden there,
When doctrines disagree:
He sayes, in things which use hath justly got,
I am a scandall to the Church, and not The Church is so to me.
"Lent" by George Herbert
Lower than plummet soundeth, sink the Virginia name;
Plant, if ye will, your fathers' graves with rankest weeds of shame;
Be, if ye will, the scandal of God's fair universe;
We wash our hands forever of your sin and shame and curse.
"Massachusetts To Virginia" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then a whisper of scandal linked his name
With broken vows and a life of blame;
And the people looked askance on him
As he walked among them sullen and grim,
Ill at ease, and bitter of word,
And prompt of quarrel with hand or sword.
"John Underhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

The continuing fallout from the Lackland sex scandal prompted a special visit to the base on Tuesday from three members of the House Armed Services committee.
Before Scandal, Clash Over Control of Libor.
Media Ignores Obama's Libya Scandal.
Socialite at center of sex scandal.
If you were to diagram the increasingly tangled sex scandal.
LA GRANDE THÉRÈSE The Greatest Scandal of the Century.
BBC scandal spreads as two more senior editors step aside .
Colombians are laughing on the outside at the US Secret Service prostitute scandal.
He was key figure in Iran-Contra scandal.
A cast of characters in the Petraeus sex scandal.
The cast of characters in the Penn State scandal.
'Scandal' Case Study: The Cast on Quinn's Reveal and What's Ahead.
'Scandal' Cast Teases Impossible Love, New Roles and the Mystery of Quinn Perkins.
Chief Executive Testifies at Closed-Door Inquiry on BBC Scandal.
A house of movie stars and 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