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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scan·dal /ˈskændḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scan·dal n.
 1. Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace.
 O, what a scandal is it to our crown,
 That two such noble peers as ye should jar!   --Shak.
 [I] have brought scandal
 To Israel, diffidence of God, and doubt
 In feeble hearts.   --Milton.
 2. Reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously.
    You must not put another scandal on him.   --Shak.
    My known virtue is from scandal free.   --Dryden.
 3. Equity Anything alleged in pleading which is impertinent, and is reproachful to any person, or which derogates from the dignity of the court, or is contrary to good manners.
 Syn: -- Defamation; detraction; slander; calumny; opprobrium; reproach; shame; disgrace.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scan·dal v. t.
 1. To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander. [R.]
 I do fawn on men and hug them hard
 And after scandal them.   --Shak.
 2. To scandalize; to offend. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- To defame; traduce; reproach; slander; calumniate; asperse; vilify; disgrace.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
           [syn: dirt, malicious gossip]
      2: a disgraceful event [syn: outrage]