What does scandal mean?

Definitions for scandal
ˈskæn dlscan·dal

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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

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.

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

  2. scandal(Noun)

    Damage to one's reputation.

    The incident brought considerable scandal to his family.

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

  3. scandal(Noun)

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

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

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

  4. scandal(Noun)

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

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

  5. scandal(Noun)

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

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

  6. scandal(Noun)

    Defamatory talk; gossip, slander.

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

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scandal

    skan′dal, n. something said which is false and injurious to reputation: disgrace: opprobrious censure.—v.t. to defame, to aspire.—ns. Scan′dal-bear′er, a propagator of malicious gossip; Scandalisā′tion, defamation.—v.t. Scan′dalise, to give scandal or offence to: to shock: to reproach: to disgrace: to libel.—n. Scan′dal-mong′er, one who deals in defamatory reports.—adj. Scan′dalous, giving scandal or offence: calling forth condemnation: openly vile: defamatory.—adv. Scan′dalously.—ns. Scan′dalousness; Scan′dalum-magnā′tum, speaking slanderously of high personages, abbrev. Scan. Mag. [Fr. scandale—L. scandalum—Gr. skandalon, a stumbling-block.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. scandal

    Gossip related by a small-bore.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scandal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scandal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of scandal in a Sentence

  1. Brian Kilmeade:

    If something is 90 percent successful its going to be a failure. If the 10 percent causes some sort of outbreak among the participants and also if theres a public perception that somehow sports is getting preferential treatment when other people within society need it as much or more thats a public relations nightmare. I think that baseball faces a different circumstance because even playing half-a-season involves so many more games. What basketball and hockey are looking at, if theyre able, is some kind of playoff thing that starts right away. Just start the playoffs based on where the regular season left off and get it over with. Major League Baseball, to have any kind of valid season leading into the playoffs, have to play 80 games or so. JIM GRAY SAYS HES BUYING STOCK IN BRADY-GRONK BUCS, MLB NEUTRAL SITE PLAN NOT REALISTIC AT ALL Costas said that for baseball to have that type of season, its going to involve a lot more than just quarantining 750 players, their families, managers and more. A plan would have to include the people whodont get the backpage headlines. Not only would you have to quarantine them and the umpires and other officials, but what about the guy who picks up the towels in the locker room ? What about the guy who drives the bus or turns on the lights at the stadium even without fans ? Theres a lot of pitfalls here. People are going to get hurt and go on the injured list. What about Triple-A ? Theyre not playing minor league baseball. Whatre you gon na do ? You gon na quarantine 10 or 12 guys per team just in case somebody is hurt ? Theres a lot of things that can fall through the cracks here even with the best intentions and the best practices, he said. Costas also pondered how fans would be able to return to the ballparks and what social-distancing measures would be taken to keep fans from doing normal things. RED SOX CEO BELIEVES ALEX CORA WILL MANAGE AGAIN EVEN AFTER CHEATING-SCANDAL SUSPENSION [ A ] 90 or 95 percent is a good grade on most tests, it wouldnt be the right grade on this test, and think about it. Lets say you have 10,000 fans at the game and theyre socially distancing the seats, how are you gon na get them through the turnstiles in a socially distanced way and still start the game on time ?

  2. William Ruto:

    Kenya is known worldwide for her athletics prowess and this is why we recalled Parliament from recess to pass the anti-doping legislation because we want to run clean sports, anybody caught in any future doping scandal will be jailed for three years or fined 3 million Kenyan shilling ($29,721) because we want to get rid of crooked people misleading our athletes from our midst.

  3. Sunita Howell:

    It never ends, tomorrow I ’ll wake up and there will be another scandal, another Whitefish.

  4. Adam McKay:

    You're talking about the advent of hip hop, child soldiers, the sex scandal in Catholic church and malfeasance in Wall Street - I'm pretty proud of that for Hollywood.

  5. Richard Hanley:

    This was a good move by Williams and the network to remove him from the air until a decision is reached on his future, it would be difficult for the audience to pay attention to what he's reading in terms of the news when the perception is all about this scandal.

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