One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘it is scandalous that elderly patients should be treated in that way’
disgraceful, shocking, outrageous, monstrous, criminal, wicked, sinful, shameful, atrocious, appalling, terrible, dreadful, disgusting, abhorrent, despicable, deplorable, reprehensible, obscene, iniquitous, inexcusable, intolerable, insupportable, unforgivable, unpardonable
2‘a series of scandalous liaisons’
discreditable, disreputable, dishonourable, improper, unseemly, sordid
3‘she loved to spread scandalous rumours’
scurrilous, malicious, slanderous, libellous, defamatory
rare calumnious, calumniatory, aspersive
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