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scan·dal

 (skăn′dl)
n.
1. A publicized incident that brings about disgrace or offends the moral sensibilities of society: a drug scandal that forced the mayor's resignation.
2. A person, thing, or circumstance that causes or ought to cause disgrace or outrage: a politician whose dishonesty is a scandal; considered the housing shortage a scandal.
3. Damage to reputation or character caused by public disclosure of immoral or grossly improper behavior; disgrace.
4. Talk that is damaging to one's character; malicious gossip.

[French scandale, from Old French, cause of sin, from Latin scandalum, trap, stumbling block, temptation, from Greek skandalon; see skand- in Indo-European roots.]

scandal

(ˈskændəl)
n
1. a disgraceful action or event: his negligence was a scandal.
2. censure or outrage arising from an action or event
3. a person whose conduct causes reproach or disgrace
4. malicious talk, esp gossip about the private lives of other people
5. (Law) law a libellous action or statement
vb (tr)
6. to disgrace
7. to scandalize
[C16: from Late Latin scandalum stumbling block, from Greek skandalon a trap]
ˈscandalous adj ˈscandalously adv ˈscandalousness n

scan•dal

(ˈsk?n dl)

n., v. -daled, -dal•ing (esp. Brit.) -dalled, -dal•ling. n.
1. 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.
v.t.
6. Dial. to defame.
7. Obs. to disgrace.
[1175–1225; Middle English scandle < Old North French escandle < Late Latin scandalum < Late Greek skandalon snare, cause of moral stumbling]

scandal


Past participle: scandaled
Gerund: scandaling

Imperative
scandal
scandal
Present
I scandal
you scandal
he/she/it scandals
we scandal
you scandal
they scandal
Preterite
I scandaled
you scandaled
he/she/it scandaled
we scandaled
you scandaled
they scandaled
Present Continuous
I am scandaling
you are scandaling
he/she/it is scandaling
we are scandaling
you are scandaling
they are scandaling
Present Perfect
I have scandaled
you have scandaled
he/she/it has scandaled
we have scandaled
you have scandaled
they have scandaled
Past Continuous
I was scandaling
you were scandaling
he/she/it was scandaling
we were scandaling
you were scandaling
they were scandaling
Past Perfect
I had scandaled
you had scandaled
he/she/it had scandaled
we had scandaled
you had scandaled
they had scandaled
Future
I will scandal
you will scandal
he/she/it will scandal
we will scandal
you will scandal
they will scandal
Future Perfect
I will have scandaled
you will have scandaled
he/she/it will have scandaled
we will have scandaled
you will have scandaled
they will have scandaled
Future Continuous
I will be scandaling
you will be scandaling
he/she/it will be scandaling
we will be scandaling
you will be scandaling
they will be scandaling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scandaling
you have been scandaling
he/she/it has been scandaling
we have been scandaling
you have been scandaling
they have been scandaling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scandaling
you will have been scandaling
he/she/it will have been scandaling
we will have been scandaling
you will have been scandaling
they will have been scandaling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scandaling
you had been scandaling
he/she/it had been scandaling
we had been scandaling
you had been scandaling
they had been scandaling
Conditional
I would scandal
you would scandal
he/she/it would scandal
we would scandal
you would scandal
they would scandal
Past Conditional
I would have scandaled
you would have scandaled
he/she/it would have scandaled
we would have scandaled
you would have scandaled
they would have scandaled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scandal - disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other peoplescandal - disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
2.scandal - a disgraceful event
trouble - an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard, skeleton - a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet"

scandal

noun
1. disgrace, crime, offence, sin, embarrassment, misconduct, wrongdoing, skeleton in the cupboard, shocking incident, dishonourable behaviour, discreditable behaviour a financial scandal
3. shame, offence, disgrace, stigma, ignominy, infamy, opprobrium, obloquy She braved the scandal of her husband's love child
4. outrage, shame, insult, disgrace, injustice, crying shame It is a scandal that a person can be stopped for no reason by the police.
Quotations
"It is public scandal that constitutes offence, and to sin in secret is not to sin at all" [Moliere Le Tartuffe]
Translations

scandal

[ˈskændl] N
1. (= public furore) → escandalo m
it caused or created a scandalcauso escandalo
he was involved in a sex/drugs scandalestuvo involucrado en un escandalo sexual/de drogas
2. (= disgraceful state of affairs) → verguenza f
it's a scandal!; what a scandal!?que verguenza!
3. (= gossip) → chismes mpl
it's just scandalno son mas que habladurias or chismes
she reads all the scandal in the tabloid pressse lee todos los chismes de los periodicos sensacionalistas
there's a lot of scandal going round about hercirculan muchos chismes sobre ella
the local scandallos chismes del pueblo or del barrio
the latest scandallo ultimo en cotilleo
to talk scandalmurmurar, contar chismes

scandal

[ˈskændəl] n
(= outcry) → scandale m
It caused a scandal → Ca a fait scandale.
(= gossip) → ragots mpl
It's just scandal → Ce ne sont que des ragots.
(= disgrace) → scandale m
Their prices are a scandal
BUT Leurs prix sont scandaleux.
it's a scandale that ... → c'est un scandale que ...

scandal

n
Skandal m; the scandal of our overcrowded hospitalsunsere skandalos uberfullten Krankenhauser; to cause/create a scandaleinen Skandal verursachen; (amongst neighbours etc) → allgemeines Aufsehen erregen; it’s a scandal!(das ist) ein Skandal!; it is a scandal that …es ist skandalos, dass …
no pl (= gossip)Skandalgeschichten pl; (= piece of gossip)Skandalgeschichte f; the latest scandalder neueste Klatsch

scandal

:
scandalmonger
nKlatschmaul nt (inf), → Lasterzunge f
scandalmongering
nKlatschsucht f; (by press) → Skandalsucht f

scandal

[ˈskændl] n
a. (public furore, disgrace) → scandalo
it's a scandal that ... → e uno scandalo or e scandaloso che...+ sub
b. (gossip) → chiacchiere fpl, pettegolezzi mpl
have you heard the latest scandal about ...? → hai sentito l'ultima su...?

scandal

(ˈskӕndl) noun
1. something that is considered shocking or disgraceful. The price of such food is a scandal.
2. an outburst of public indignation caused by something shocking or disgraceful. Her love affair caused a great scandal amongst the neighbours; They kept the matter secret, in order to avoid a scandal.
3. gossip. all the latest scandal.
ˈscandalize, ˈscandalise verb
to shock or horrify. Their behaviour used to scandalize the neighbours.
ˈscandalous adjective
1. shocking or disgraceful.
2. (of stories etc) containing scandal.
ˈscandalously adverb
in a disgraceful way.

scandal

فَضِيحَة skandál skandale Skandal σκάνδαλο escándalo skandaali scandale skandal scandalo スキャンダル 추문 schandaal skandale skandal escândalo скандал skandal เรื่องอื้อฉาว skandal vụ bê bối 丑闻
References in classic literature ?
In a few years the scandal was at an end; there were no female teachers in the Department.
He remembered later the scandal over a boy, whom he had taken from the country to bring up, and, in a fit of rage, had so violently beaten that proceedings were brought against him for unlawfully wounding.
It is impossible to feel sure th at she may not be the cause of some public scandal this time, which may affect her innocent sister as well as herself.