What is scandal?

  • (noun): Disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people.
    Synonyms: dirt, malicious gossip
    See also — Additional definitions below

Scandal

A scandal is a widely publicized allegation or set of allegations that damages (or tries to damage) the reputation of an institution, individual or creed. A scandal may be based on true or false allegations or a mixture of both.

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List of Scandals
... Political scandals Academic scandals Sporting scandals Game show scandals Corporate scandals Journalistic scandals Olympic Games scandals Roman Catholic sex abuse cases List ...
Scandal In The Family
... Scandal in the Family can refer to Scandal in the Family (1967 film), a 1967 Argentine film Scandal in the Family (1975 film), a 1975 Italian film ...
Banco Português De Negócios - Scandal
... In spite of having "a market share of around 2 percent", the case of BPN was particularly serious because of its political implications - Portugal's then current President Cavaco Silva and some of his political allies maintained personal and business relationships with the bank and Oliveira e Costa In the grounds of avoiding a potentially serious financial crisis in the Portuguese economy, the Portuguese government decided to give them a bailout, eventually at a future loss to taxpayers ... Because of that, the role of Banco de Portugal (BdP) (Portuguese Central Bank) in regulating and supervising the Portuguese banking system, when it was led by Vítor Constâncio from 2000 to 2010, has been the subject of heated argument, particularly whether Vítor Constâncio and the BdP had the means to do something or whether they revealed gross incompetence ...

More definitions of "scandal":

  • (noun): A disgraceful event.
    Synonyms: outrage

Famous quotes containing the word scandal:

    Certain it is that scandal is good brisk talk, whereas praise of one’s neighbour is by no means lively hearing. An acquaintance grilled, scored, devilled, and served with mustard and cayenne pepper excites the appetite; whereas a slice of cold friend with currant jelly is but a sickly, unrelishing meat.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    We must cultivate our garden.
    Furia to God one day in seven allots;
    The other six to scandal she devotes.
    Satan, by false devotion never flammed,
    Bets six to one, that Furia will be damned.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)