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From Medieval Latin scandalosus, via French scandaleuse; as if scandal + -ous.
His trial, however, ended in a scandalous fiasco.
It was a scandalous episode.
The result was a scandalous series of scenes in parliament and of courts martial.
It seems scandalous that the UK Liberal Democrats with 22 per cent of the votes achieved less than ten per cent of the seats.
Why did the government adopt so scandalous a course?
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