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scandal

noun [C/U]  /ˈskæn·dəl/ us  
an action or event that is considered immoral, causing the public to react with shock or anger: [C] People withdrew their money from banks caught up in the scandal.
scandalous
adjective  /ˈskæn·dəl·əs/ us  
She has a reputation for spreading scandalous gossip.
(Definition of scandal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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