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Synonyms for scandal
ˈskæn dl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scandal, dirt, malicious gossip(noun)

    disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

    unwaveringly, firmly, hard, securely, firm, steadfastly

    unsettled, unsteady, insecure, forceless, unstable, unsafe, soft, unforceful, unfixed, irresolute, unfaithful, unhealthy

  2. scandal, outrage(noun)

    a disgraceful event

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scandal

    offence, reproach, disgrace, defamation, libel, shame, infamy, detraction, slander, calumny, opprobrium

    eulogy, fame, honor, respect, credit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scandal(n.)

    defamation, aspersion, calumny, backbiting, slander, detraction, traducement, reproach, obloquy

  2. scandal(n.)

    disgrace, dishonor, shame, infamy, discredit, disrepute, ignominy, odium, opprobrium, ingloriousness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scandal(n)

    reproach, opprobrium, disgrace, odium, shame, slander

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scandal":

    scandalous, disgrace, outrage, fuss, bombshell, shame

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How to use scandal in a sentence?

  1. Bent Flyvbjerg:

    It's difficult enough to deliver the Olympics as it is, let alone with a scandal like this.

  2. Denise Thomas:

    I'm hoping to be able to sift through just one person's telling, every day there's not only one scandal, there's multiple scandals that are just flying at us.

  3. President Justino Piaguaje:

    There are barely 700 of us. In the past we were victims of this type of disease and today we don't want history to be repeated, we don't want our people saying that there were 700 of us and now there are 100. What a scandal it would be for the Ecuadorian government to leave us with such a sad story in the 21st century.

  4. Piotr Naimski:

    Some decisions which seem to have been taken and inviolable are modified with time as the reality changes. This could be the case with MSR. It is a scandal that the date has been moved to 2019 from 2021, it was breaking a compromise.

  5. Arcigay President Flavio Romani:

    It is a national scandal, sadly in this country, some politicians listen more to what the bishops tell them rather than what society is saying.

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