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Definition of Scandal


  1. Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace.
  2. Reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously.
  3. Anything alleged in pleading which is impertinent, and is reproachful to any person, or which derogates from the dignity of the court, or is contrary to good manners.
  4. To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander.
  5. To scandalize; to offend.

Scandal Quotations

These days there is a lot of poverty in the world, and that's a scandal when we have so many riches and resources to give to everyone. We all have to think about how we can become a little poorer.
Pope Francis

Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.
Pope Francis

If the Olympic Games ever served a true altruistic purpose, they have long since outlived it. Yeah, the pursuit of athletic excellence, sportsmanship and international goodwill is plenty noble. But the modern Olympics are at best a vehicle for agitprop; at worst, a scandal magnet.
John Ridley

When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal.
Saint Ambrose

Pointing fingers, trying to catch each other in scandal does not bring honor to this House.
Mark Foley
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Scandal Translations

scandal in Afrikaans is aanstoot, skandaal
scandal in Dutch is achterklap, eerroof, laster
scandal in French is scandale, chambard
scandal in German is Skandal
scandal in Italian is scandalo
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