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scandal

noun
 
 
/ˈskændəl/
[C or U] an action or event that shocks people and makes them feel disapproval: cause/create (a) scandal The politician's behaviour caused a scandal.a scandal breaks/erupts When the subprime loan scandal broke, the value of houses fell. He still gets paid, despite leaving under a cloud of scandal. be caught up/involved in a scandal a financial/mis-selling/corruption scandal
[U] reports about actions or events that cause shock and disapproval: There was gossip and scandal, but it never affected his business dealings.
it's a scandal used for saying that you think a situation is very bad and should not be allowed or accepted: It's a scandal that employees could be treated in this way.
Translations of “scandal”
in Korean 스캔들, 추문…
in Arabic فَضيحة…
in French scandale, ragots…
in Turkish rezalet, kepazelik, skandal…
in Italian scandalo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醜行, 醜聞, 震驚…
in Russian скандал…
in Polish skandal…
in Spanish escándalo, chisme, chismorreo…
in Portuguese escândalo…
in German der Skandal, üble Nachrede, der Klatsch…
in Catalan escàndol…
in Japanese スキャンダル, 醜聞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 丑行, 丑闻, 震惊…
(Definition of scandal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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