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scandal

[ skan-dl ]
/ 藞sk忙n dl /
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noun
verb (used with object), scan路daled, scan路dal路ing or (especially British) scan路dalled, scan路dal路ling.
British Dialect. to defame (someone) by spreading scandal.
Obsolete. to disgrace.
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Origin of scandal

1175鈥1225; from Late Latin scandalum from Late Greek sk谩ndalon 鈥渟nare, cause of moral stumbling鈥; 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路i路scan路dal, nounsu路per路scan路dal, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scandal

scandal
/ (藞sk忙ndl) /

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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