Synonyms of scandal in English:

scandal


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noun

1‘he was forced out of office because of a sex scandal’

SYNONYMS
outrageous wrongdoing, outrageous behaviour, immoral behaviour, unethical behaviour, discreditable behaviour, shocking incident of events, shocking series of events, impropriety, misconduct, wrongdoing
offence, transgression, crime, sin
skeleton in the closet
informal business, affair, -gate

2‘unmarried motherhood at that time was fraught with scandal’

SYNONYMS
shame, dishonour, disgrace, disrepute, discredit, infamy, ignominy, embarrassment
odium, opprobrium, censure, obloquy
stigma

3‘it's a scandal that the disease is not yet being adequately treated’

SYNONYMS
disgrace, outrage, injustice
shame, pity, crying shame
affront, insult, reproach

4‘you know what scandals were spread about me’

SYNONYMS
malicious gossip, malicious rumour, malicious rumours, slander, libel, scandalmongering, calumny, defamation, aspersions, muckraking, smear campaign
informal dirt