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"scandal" in British English

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scandalnoun

uk   /ˈskæn.dəl/  us   /ˈskæn.dəl/
B2 [C or U] (an action or event that causes) a public feeling of shock and strong moral disapproval: a financial/political/sex scandal Their affair caused/created a scandal in the office. The scandal broke (= became public knowledge) right at the beginning of the Conservative Party Conference. If there is the slightest suggestion/hint of scandal, the public will no longer trust us.
[U] reports about actions or events that cause shock and disapproval: Some magazines contain nothing but scandal and gossip. to spread scandal
[S] a situation that is extremely bad: [+ (that)] It's a scandal (that) children are treated in this way.

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(Definition of scandal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scandal" in American English

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scandalnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈskæn·dəl/
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  us   /ˈskæn·dəl·əs/
She has a reputation for spreading scandalous gossip.
(Definition of scandal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"scandal" in Business English

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scandalnoun

uk   us   /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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