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scandal

[ skan-dl ]
/ ˈskæn dl /
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noun

verb (used with object), scan·daled, scan·dal·ing or (especially British) scan·dalled, scan·dal·ling.

British Dialect. to defame (someone) by spreading scandal.
Obsolete. to disgrace.

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Origin of scandal

1175–1225; from Late Latin scandalum from Late Greek skándalon “snare, cause of moral stumbling”; replacing Middle English scandle from Old French (north) escandle from Late Latin, as above

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4. See gossip.

OTHER WORDS FROM scandal

min·i·scan·dal, nounsu·per·scan·dal, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scandal

scandal
/ (ˈskændəl) /

noun

verb (tr) obsolete

to disgrace
to scandalize

Derived forms of scandal

scandalous, adjectivescandalously, adverbscandalousness, noun

Word Origin for scandal

C16: from Late Latin scandalum stumbling block, from Greek skandalon a trap
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