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Scandal meaning

scandal - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace.
  2. 2. Reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously.
  3. 3. 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. 4. To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander.
  5. 5. To scandalize; to offend.
  6. 6. Calumny; disgrace; defamatory report.

scandal - examples of usage

  1. Broken heads and scandal followed. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. If he wanted to put an end to the scandal, let him do what he could to see that the prophet was let alone. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. It's the scandal of the army. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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