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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people;
[syn: scandal, dirt, malicious gossip]

2. a disgraceful event;
[syn: scandal, outrage]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scandal \Scan"dal\, v. t. 1. To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander. [R.] [1913 Webster] I do fawn on men and hug them hard And after scandal them. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To scandalize; to offend. [Obs.] --Bp. Story. [1913 Webster] Syn: To defame; traduce; reproach; slander; calumniate; asperse; vilify; disgrace. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scandal \Scan"dal\, n. [F. scandale, fr. L. scandalum, Gr. ?, a snare laid for an enemy, a stumbling block, offense, scandal: cf. OE. scandle, OF. escandle. See Slander.] 1. Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace. [1913 Webster] O, what a scandal is it to our crown, That two such noble peers as ye should jar! --Shak. [1913 Webster] [I] have brought scandal To Israel, diffidence of God, and doubt In feeble hearts. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously. [1913 Webster] You must not put another scandal on him. --Shak. [1913 Webster] My known virtue is from scandal free. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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. --Daniell. [1913 Webster] Syn: Defamation; detraction; slander; calumny; opprobrium; reproach; shame; disgrace. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scandal n 1: disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people [syn: scandal, dirt, malicious gossip] 2: a disgraceful event [syn: scandal, outrage]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "scandal": abomination, abuse, asperse, aspersion, atrocity, backbiting, backstabbing, bad, badge of infamy, belittlement, bitchiness, black mark, black spot, blemish, burning shame, byword, byword of reproach, calumniate, calumniation, calumny, cattiness, character assassination, damage, defamation, defame, defilement, degradation, denigrate, depreciation, desecration, dirt, dirty shame, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, disrepute, embarrassment, error, evil, gossip column, humiliation, ignominy, infamy, iniquity, innuendo, insinuation, juicy morsel, knavery, libel, low-down dirty shame, malicious gossip, obliquity, obloquy, outrage, peccancy, pity, profanation, reproach, reprobacy, sacrilege, scandalize, scandalmongering, shame, sin, slander, slur, smear, smirch, spot, stigma, taint, tale, terrible thing, tidbit, traducement, villainy, violation, whispering campaign, wrong
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

SCANDAL. A scandalous verbal report or rumor respecting some person. 2. The remedy is an action on the case. 3. In chancery practice, when a bill or other pleading contains scandal, it will be referred to a master to be expunged, and till this has been done, the opposite party need not answer. 3 Bl. Com. 342. Nothing is considered scandalous which is positively relevant to the cause, however harsh and gross the charge may be. The degree of relevancy is not deemed material. Coop. Eq. Pl. 19; 2 Ves. 24; 6 Ves. 514, 11 Ves. 626; 15 Ves. 477; Story Eq. Plo. Sec. 269 Vide Impertinent.