scandal


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Synonyms for scandal

disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

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It was imperative that we should stay together a little while, to avoid the scandal to you that would have resulted from our immediate parting.
Either I must find the man or else the examination must be postponed until fresh papers are prepared, and since this cannot be done without explanation, there will ensue a hideous scandal, which will throw a cloud not only on the college, but on the university.
He was nearly expelled over a card scandal in his first year.
They can't help it--and although they never talk scandal, they--well, of course--they remark on it to every one.
But if you wish to avoid a public scandal, write at once to this woman, and tell her that I forbid her to come here!
Even if the money had been given merely to make him hold his tongue about the scandal of Bulstrode's earlier life, the fact threw an odious light on Lydgate, who had long been sneered at as making himself subservient to the banker for the sake of working himself into predominance, and discrediting the elder members of his profession.
The tongue o' scandal, I trow, has naething to say against that.
I have managed to avoid all danger of scandal," Julian answered; the expression of distress in his face becoming more and more marked while he spoke.
Three of his most energetic women workers had withdrawn from the Ladies' Aid Society because a tiny spark of gossip had been fanned by wagging tongues into a devouring flame of scandal.
He remembered the shameful proceedings he had tried to get up against his brother Sergey Ivanovitch, accusing him of not having paid him his share of his mother's fortune, and the last scandal, when he had gone to a western province in an official capacity, and there had got into trouble for assaulting a village elder.
He has over and over again solemnly declared that, until this scandal assailed him, he had never even heard of the Moonstone.
Before they had been quite four months in our neighbourhood there was a dreadful scandal and a miserable break-up in their household.
A disgrace again, you're a scandal to the whole street.
The scandals of the past few years have at last moved the yachting world to concerted action in regard to "bat" boat racing.
Evidently in the back rooms, from which they had dashed out so impetuously, the conversation had been more amusing than the drawing-room talk of society scandals, the weather, and Countess Apraksina.