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English definition of “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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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