I adjective arrant, atrocious, base, black, condemnatory, corrupt, damnatory, dastardly, defamatory, denunciatory, deplorable, despicable, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, disrespectable, execrable, facinorous, flagitious, flagrant, fulsome, heinous, horrifying, ignoble, ignominious, illaudable, immodest, immoral, indecent, infamous, inglorious, iniquitous, lewd, licentious, low, mean, nefarious, notorious, objurgatory, odious, offensive, opprobrious, outrageous, probrosus, profligate, reprehensible, scurrilous, shameful, shocking, thersitical, turpis, ugly, uncommendable, unworthy, wicked associated concepts: motion to strike scandalous matter, scandalous allegations, scandalous pleading II index arrant (onerous), bad (offensive), blameworthy, calumnious, contemptuous, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), disgraceful, disorderly, flagrant, ignoble, inexpiable, iniquitous, lewd, libelous, licentious, nefarious, notorious, outrageous, peccant (culpable), regrettable, vicious

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