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scandal

noun aspersion, attaint, bad name, bad repptation, bad repute, baseness, brand, censure, damaging report, dedecoration, defamation, degradation, disapproval, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, disrepute, humiliation, ignominy, ill repute, infamy, ingloriousness, loss of honor, loss of reputation, malicious gossip, notoriety, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame, slur, stain, stigma, taint, talk, tarnish, tarnished honor, vilification
Associated concepts: defamatory reports, deformatory rumors
See also: defamation, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, ignominy, infamy, notoriety, odium, opprobrium, shame, slander

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.

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The real scandal, therefore, is that a person, a face, and a name are reduced for society's viewing pleasure-a mere number of pixels on the screens to satisfy a lust.
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Kwa hiyo hata nikichagua kuwa na scandal naweza tu.
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