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scandalous

adjective uk   /ˈskæn.dəl.əs/ us  
making people shocked and upset: scandalous stories It's scandalous that we do so little to prevent homelessness.
scandalously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
scandalously expensive (= so expensive that it is annoying)
Translations of “scandalous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人反感的, 令人震驚的…
in Russian скандальный, позорный…
in Turkish utanç verici, rezil edici, kepazelik çıkaran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人反感的, 令人震惊的…
in Polish skandaliczny…
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