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Synonyms for scandal
ˈskæn dlscan·dal

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scandal

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

    eulogy, fame, honor, respect, credit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scandal, dirt, malicious gossipnoun

    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, outragenoun

    a disgraceful event

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

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  1. scandalnoun

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

  2. scandalnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scandalnoun

    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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  1. Per Hammarlund:

    Brazil has had a particularly significant impact on overall issuance as Petrobras used to be the single largest issuer in EM before the corruption scandal caused a delay in auditors to sign off on its 3Q 14 results.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I think it's a scandal that Joe Biden knew before, i'd go a step further — I think Joe Biden probably helped write it.

  3. Adam McKay:

    You're talking about the advent of hip hop, child soldiers, the sex scandal in Catholic church and malfeasance in Wall Street - I'm pretty proud of that for Hollywood.

  4. Marc Marcuse:

    Billy was clearly a fall guy for Trump, you just can't be tied to a presidential scandal... and then expect your career to survive, but that's short-term. I would think he's toxic for a little while, but he'll rebound just fine… Billy will probably be just fine once this blows over.

  5. Theodore McCarrick:

    While I have absolutely no recollection of this reported abuse, and believe in my innocence, I am sorry for the pain the person who brought the charges has gone through, as well as for the scandal such charges cause our people.

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