Synonyms of scandal in English:

scandal


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noun

1‘he was forced out of office because of a sex scandal’

SYNONYMS

outrageous wrongdoing, outrageous behaviour, immoral behaviour, unethical behaviour, discreditable behaviour, shocking incident of events, shocking series of events, impropriety, misconduct, wrongdoing

offence, transgression, crime, sin

skeleton in the closet

informal business, affair, -gate

2‘unmarried motherhood at that time was fraught with scandal’

SYNONYMS

shame, dishonour, disgrace, disrepute, discredit, infamy, ignominy, embarrassment

odium, opprobrium, censure, obloquy

stigma

3‘it's a scandal that the disease is not yet being adequately treated’

SYNONYMS

disgrace, outrage, injustice

shame, pity, crying shame

affront, insult, reproach

4‘you know what scandals were spread about me’

SYNONYMS

malicious gossip, malicious rumour, malicious rumours, slander, libel, scandalmongering, calumny, defamation, aspersions, muckraking, smear campaign

informal dirt