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English noun: scandal

1. scandal (communication) disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

Synonymsdirt, malicious gossip

Broader (hypernym)comment, gossip, scuttlebutt

2. scandal (event) a disgraceful event


Broader (hypernym)trouble

Narrower (hyponym)skeleton, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard

Instance hyponymTeapot Dome, Teapot Dome scandal, Watergate, Watergate scandal

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