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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

    grunge, grease, dirt, shite, crap, poop, malicious gossip, outrage, soil, shit, turd, stain, filth, grime

  2. scandal, outrage(noun)

    a disgraceful event

    malicious gossip, scandalisation, indignation, outrage, scandalization, dirt

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:

    scandalous, disgrace, outrage, fuss, bombshell, shame

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  1. Justin Forsyth:

    The world woke up to Ebola but now people need to wake up to the scandal of weak health systems.

  2. Craig Reedie:

    What it (scandal) taught us when it erupted was that we were not equipped to deal with such a large-scale program.

  3. Valentin Lopez:

    We were raised not to say anything bad about the Catholic religion, but at the same time, we can't stay quiet about this. It's like the altar boy scandal. All the people who stayed quiet about the altar boy scandal, how do they feel now? it seems like the church is doing all it can to separate Serra from the atrocities and deaths and what happened to the Indians, but that does not work.

  4. Fox News:

    Tonight's 'Talking Points Memo' is the scandal that everyone's been talking about all week, a scandal no one thought I'd have the guts to address head on ... about the shocking allegations of the abuse of power that have been leveled against the Obama administration.

  5. Helmut Kluger:

    This (scandal) is causing damage to the entire German car industry and to German engineering, there is no excuse whatsoever for the VW cheat. Toyota will remain the world's largest carmaker in the foreseeable future, that's clear now.

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