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Meaning of SCANDAL

Pronunciation:  'skandl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
  2. [n]  a disgraceful event
 

SCANDAL is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: dirt, malicious gossip, outrage
 
 See Also: comment, gossip, scuttlebutt, trouble, Watergate, Watergate scandal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scan"dal\, v. t.
1. To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce;
   to slander. [R.]

         I do fawn on men and hug them hard And after scandal
         them.                                 --Shak.

2. To scandalize; to offend. [Obs.] --Bp. Story.

Syn: To defame; traduce; reproach; slander; calumniate;
     asperse; vilify; disgrace.

 

 

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