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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

(ˈskæn 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 skándalon 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" [Molière Le Tartuffe]

scandal

noun
The expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone:
Law: libel.
Translations
فَضِيحَةفَضيحَةٌ اجْتِماعِيَّهفَضيحَه، شيءٌ مُعيبقيل وقال، نَميمَه
skandálpomluva
skandalesladder
skandaali
skandal
botrány
hneykslihneykslunslúîur
スキャンダル
추문
piktintisensacingasskandalingaiskandalingas
negodsskandālstenkas
škandal
skandal
เรื่องอื้อฉาว
vụ bê bối

scandal

[ˈskændl] N
1. (= public furore) → escándalo m
it caused or created a scandalcausó escándalo
he was involved in a sex/drugs scandalestuvo involucrado en un escándalo sexual/de drogas
2. (= disgraceful state of affairs) → vergüenza f
it's a scandal!; what a scandal!¡qué vergüenza!
3. (= gossip) → chismes mpl
it's just scandalno son más que habladurías or chismes
she reads all the scandal in the tabloid pressse lee todos los chismes de los periódicos 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 último en cotilleo
to talk scandalmurmurar, contar chismes

scandal

[ˈskændəl] n
(= outcry) → scandale m
It caused a scandal → Ça 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 skandalös überfüllten Krankenhäuser; 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 skandalös, dass …
no pl (= gossip)Skandalgeschichten pl; (= piece of gossip)Skandalgeschichte f; the latest scandalder neueste Klatsch

scandal

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

scandal

[ˈskændl] n
a. (public furore, disgrace) → scandalo
it's a scandal that ... → è uno scandalo or è 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 ?
Every year there were scandals and investigations in this institution, the newspapers charging that doctors were allowed to try fantastic experiments upon the patients; but Jurgis knew nothing of this--his only complaint was that they used to feed him upon tinned meat, which no man who had ever worked in Packingtown would feed to his dog.
Yet these whispered scandals only increased in the eyes of many his strange and dangerous charm.
Begone from my presence, thou born monster, storehouse of lies, hoard of untruths, garner of knaveries, inventor of scandals, publisher of absurdities, enemy of the respect due to royal personages
There are possibly some journalists who take a real pleasure in publishing horrible things, or who, being poor, look to scandals as forming a sort of permanent basis for an income.
I cannot see that the marriage scheme need, be affected by scenes or scandals.
she goes everywhere there, and has such pleasant scandals about all her friends.
The scandals of the past few years have at last moved the yachting world to concerted action in regard to "bat" boat racing.
Gill, Eugene Didier, Sarah Helen Whitman and others these scandals have been dispelled and Poe is seen as he actually was-not as a man without failings, it is true, but as the finest and most original genius in American letters.
Fresh scandals have eclipsed it, and their more piquant details have drawn the gossips away from this four-year-old drama.
Nothing but scandals from one end of the week to the other.
As you may easily suppose, plenty of superstitions and scandals have followed in the track of the Spaniard's curse; and no doubt, as you would put it, any accident happening to this Cornish family would be connected with it by rural credulity.
Sillerton Jackson carried between his narrow hollow temples, and under his soft thatch of silver hair, a register of most of the scandals and mysteries that had smouldered under the unruffled surface of New York society within the last fifty years.