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Meaning of scandal

scan•dal

Pronunciation: (skan'dl), [key]
— n., v., -daled, -dal•ing -dalled, -dal•ling.
—n.
  1. a disgraceful or discreditable action, circumstance, etc.
  2. an offense caused by a fault or misdeed.
  3. damage to reputation; public disgrace.
  4. defamatory talk; malicious gossip.
  5. a person whose conduct brings disgrace or offense.
—v.t.
  1. to defame (someone) by spreading scandal.
  2. to disgrace.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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