Part of speech: noun

The dissemination of evil reports; slander; reproach.

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Usage examples "scandal":

  1. Now, I am particularly anxious to avoid any scandal or noise at the present moment. - "Fantômas", Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain.
  2. It would be a scandal to all concerned to allow it to drop at the present time." - "Looking Seaward Again", Walter Runciman.
  3. And that's what they want, both of them- they both want it quiet, without any scandal. - "His Family", Ernest Poole.