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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.
(Definition of scandal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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