Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scandal

2 senses of scandal

Sense 1
scandal, dirt, malicious gossip -- (disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people)
       => gossip, comment, scuttlebutt -- (a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip")

Sense 2
scandal, outrage -- (a disgraceful event)
       => trouble -- (an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble")

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