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scandal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scandal

  1. a cause of shame a scandal that for many years haunted the family of the banker convicted of embezzlement Synonyms of scandal dishonor, opprobrium, reflection, reproach, disgraceWords Related to scandal blot, brand, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taintNear Antonyms of scandal boast, glory, jewel, pride, treasureAntonyms of scandal credit, honor

Synonym Discussion of scandal

offense, sin, vice, crime, scandal mean a transgression of law. offense applies to the infraction of any law, rule, or code.
    • at that school no offense went unpunished
sin implies an offense against moral or religious law.
    • the sin of blasphemy
vice applies to a habit or practice that degrades or corrupts.
    • regarded gambling as a vice
crime implies a serious offense punishable by the law of the state.
    • the crime of murder
scandal applies to an offense that outrages the public conscience.
    • a career ruined by a sex scandal


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