What is scandal?

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


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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Barmat Scandal - Elections - The Presidential Election of 1925
... Barmat was one of Weimar's biggest media scandals, due principally to the upcoming election for President in April 1925 ... The Barman Scandal was bandied about in the press in preparation for the Presidential election and it also appeared as a topic at right-wing political rallies ... right-wing Nationalpost stated the theme The Barmat scandal was not just a tale of corruption within the Prussian State Bank or the Postal Ministry ...
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 ...
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 ...
Casa Pia Child Sexual Abuse Scandal
... The Casa Pia child sexual abuse scandal was a case of child sexual abuses involving a number of children and employees at Casa Pia, a Portuguese state-run institution for the education ... The scandal involved several prominent men, including TV presenter Carlos Cruz, former Casa Pia governor Manuel Abrantes, and former UNESCO ambassador Jorge Ritto ... the first time an institutional sex abuse scandal was taken to court in Portugal ...
List of Scandals
... Political scandals Academic scandals Sporting scandals Game show scandals Corporate scandals Journalistic scandals Olympic Games scandals Roman Catholic ...

More definitions of "scandal":

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

Famous quotes containing the word scandal:

    There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
    George Farquhar (1678–1707)

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

    A famous theatrical actress
    Played best in the role of malefactress.
    Yet her home-life was pure
    Except, to be sure,
    A scandal or two just for practice.