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English definition of “scandal”

scandal

noun [C, U]     /ˈskændəl/
B2 something that shocks people because they think it is morally wrong: a sex scandal His speech caused a scandal.Morally wrong and evilDishonestGossip and rumour
(Definition of scandal noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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