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scan·dal

scandal

 
 
pronunciation:
skaen dl
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a reported behavior or event that is illegal or considered morally wrong and which causes strongly negative public reaction.
Their private use of government funds was a scandal.
similar words:
affair
definition 2: the damage or disgrace that results from such action or behavior; disrepute.
The divorcing couple wished to avoid scandal as much as possible.
synonyms:
disgrace, disrepute, ignominy, opprobrium
definition 3: someone or something that causes a general sense of shame or disgrace.
The unsanitary conditions in the hospital are a scandal.
synonyms:
disgrace, embarrassment, reproach
definition 4: malicious talk or gossip.
That newspaper peddles scandal.
synonyms:
aspersion, defamation, dirt, libel, slander
similar words:
gossip, talk
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