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scan•dal



Pronunciation: (skan'dl), [key]
n., v., -daled, -dal•ing or (esp. Brit.) -dalled, -dal•ling.


n.
1. a disgraceful or discreditable action, circumstance, etc.
2. an offense caused by a fault or misdeed.
3. damage to reputation; public disgrace.
4. defamatory talk; malicious gossip.
5. a person whose conduct brings disgrace or offense.

v.t.
1. Brit. Dial.to defame (someone) by spreading scandal.
2. Obs.to disgrace.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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