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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


Synonymsoutrage


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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