unpleasant notoreity or scandal
The procès has added to the Porter-Dupont esclandre, and the reputation of the Marquise has been torn to shreds.
Not that she made an esclandre of any sort, but one could see!
Already people are beginning to forget that such an esclandre ever occurred in their quiet village.
He understood the jealous nature, that if given the slightest ground would precipitate an esclandre.
He had been rescued from an esclandre, his father had been buried as became one of the old line of Wrexfords.