scandal


scandal
scandal UK US /ˈskændəl/ noun
[C or U] an action or event that shocks people and makes them feel disapproval: cause/create (a) scandal »

The politician's behaviour caused a scandal.

a scandal breaks/erupts »

When the subprime loan scandal broke, the value of houses fell.

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He still gets paid, despite leaving under a cloud of scandal.

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be caught up/involved in a scandal

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a financial/mis-selling/corruption scandal

[U] reports about actions or events that cause shock and disapproval: »

There was gossip and scandal, but it never affected his business dealings.

it's a scandal — Cf. it's a scandal

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Scandal — • A word or action evil in itself, which occasions another s spiritual ruin Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Scandal     Scandal     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • scandal — SCANDÁL, scandaluri, s.n. 1. Zarvă, vâlvă produsă de o faptă reprobabilă, ruşinoasă; indignare, revoltă provocată de o asemenea faptă. ♦ Zgomot mare, gălăgie, tărăboi. ♢ expr. (fam.) A face cuiva scandal = a mustra aspru, a certa pe cineva cu… …   Dicționar Român

  • SCANDAL — (groupe japonais) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Scandal. Scandal Pays d’origine Japon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Scandal — Scan dal, n. [F. scandale, fr. L. scandalum, Gr. ?, a snare laid for an enemy, a stumbling block, offense, scandal: cf. OE. scandle, OF. escandle. See {Slander}.] 1. Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scandal — «Scandal» Canción de Queen Álbum The Miracle Publicación 1989 Grabación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Scandal — (engl. für Skandal) bezeichnet: den britischen Spielfilm Scandal des Regisseurs Michael Caton Jones von 1989 über die Ereignisse der Profumo Affäre die 1989 erschienene Single von Queen, siehe den Albumartikel The Miracle die Rockband Scandal (US …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Scandal — Scan dal, v. t. 1. To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander. [R.] [1913 Webster] I do fawn on men and hug them hard And after scandal them. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To scandalize; to offend. [Obs.] Bp. Story. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scandal — I noun aspersion, attaint, bad name, bad reputation, bad repute, baseness, brand, censure, damaging report, dedecoration, defamation, degradation, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, humiliation,… …   Law dictionary

  • scandal — (n.) 1580s, discredit caused by irreligious conduct, from M.Fr. scandale, from L.L. scandalum cause for offense, stumbling block, temptation, from Gk. skandalon a trap or snare laid for an enemy, in New Testament, metaphorically as a stumbling… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Scandal — Scandal, so v.w. Skandal …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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