Definitions for Scandalˈskæn dl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scan•dalˈskæn dl(n.; v.)-daled, -dal•ing; -dalled, -dal•ling.

  1. (n.)a disgraceful or discreditable action or circumstance.

  2. an offense caused by a fault or misdeed.

  3. damage to reputation; public disgrace.

  4. defamatory talk; malicious gossip.

  5. a person whose conduct brings disgrace or offense.

  6. (v.t.)Dial. to defame.

  7. Obs. to disgrace.

Origin of scandal:

1175–1225; ME scandle < ONF escandle < LL scandalum < LGk skándalon snare, cause of moral stumbling

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scandal, dirt, malicious gossip(noun)

    disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

  2. scandal, outrage(noun)

    a disgraceful event

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. scandal(noun)ˈskæn dl

    a situation in which sb is found to be doing sth shocking or illegal

    a bribery scandal

Wiktionary

  1. scandal(Noun)

    An incident or event that disgraces or damages the reputation of the persons or organization involved.

    Their affair was reported as a scandal by most tabloids.

  2. scandal(Noun)

    Damage to one's reputation.

    The incident brought considerable scandal to his family.

  3. scandal(Noun)

    Widespread moral outrage, indignation, as over an offence to decency.

    When their behaviour was made public it caused a great scandal.

  4. scandal(Noun)

    Religious discredit; an act or behaviour which brings a religion into discredit.

  5. scandal(Noun)

    Something which hinders acceptance of religious ideas or behaviour; a stumbling-block or offense.

  6. scandal(Noun)

    Defamatory talk; gossip, slander.

    According to village scandal, they weren't even married.

  7. Origin: From scandale, from scandalum, from σκάνδαλον, from skand-. Cognate with scando.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scandal(noun)

    offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace

  2. Scandal(noun)

    reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously

  3. Scandal(noun)

    anything alleged in pleading which is impertinent, and is reproachful to any person, or which derogates from the dignity of the court, or is contrary to good manners

  4. Scandal(verb)

    to treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander

  5. Scandal(verb)

    to scandalize; to offend

Freebase

  1. Scandal

    A scandal is a widely publicized allegation or set of allegations that damages the reputation of an institution, individual or creed. A scandal may be based on true or false allegations or a mixture of both. From the Greek σκάνδαλον, a trap or stumbling-block, the metaphor is that wrong conduct can impede or "trip" people's trust or faith. Some scandals are broken by whistleblowers who reveal wrongdoing within organizations or groups, such as Deep Throat during the 1970s Watergate scandal. Sometimes an attempt to cover up a possible scandal ignites a greater scandal when the cover-up fails.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. scandal

    Gossip related by a small-bore.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Scandal' in Nouns Frequency: #2036


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

scandal(noun)

something that is considered shocking or disgraceful

The price of such food is a scandal.

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