1 (a) [C, U] (act, behaviour, etc that causes) public feelings of outrage or indignation 民愤; 公愤; 引起公愤的举动
(a) scandal 激起民愤
* A series of corruption scandals led to the fall of the government. 一系列贪污腐化事件激起民愤导致政府垮台.
* Her theft from the shop caused
(a) scandal in the village. 她因偷商店的东西引起全村的义愤.
(b) [sing] action, attitude, etc that is disgraceful or shameful 丑行; 丑事; 丑闻
*It is a scandal that the defendant was declared innocent. 宣判被告无罪, 这真是可耻的事.
* The council's failure to act is a scandal. 市议会未能采取行动是一件丑闻.
2 [U] talk about the bad things people are thought to have done; gossip 流言蜚语; 闲话
*spread scandal 散布流言蜚语
* Most of us enjoy a bit of scandal. 我们大多愿意知道一点别人的坏事.
* Have you heard the latest scandal? 你听到最近这段闲话了吗?
[Date: 1100-1200; Language: Late Latin;Origin: scandalum 'offense', from Greek skandalon]
an event in which someone, especially someone important, behaves in a bad way that shocks people
It caused quite a scandal when he left his wife.
The college has recently been involved in a drugs scandal .
He has been at the centre of a political scandal .
a major scandal involving the government
a series of financial scandals
a sex scandal that ruined his reputation
They had already left the country when the scandal broke .
talk about dishonest or immoral things that famous or important people are believed to have done
The magazine is full of gossip and scandal.
be a scandal
BrE spoken to be very shocking or unacceptable
The price of petrol these days is an absolute scandal!
COLLOCATES for sense 1
cause a scandal
be involved in a scandal
be (at) the centre of a scandal
corruption/sex/drugs etc scandal
a scandal breaks (=a scandal becomes known)
1. The scandal obliged the minister to resign. 这一丑闻迫使部长辞职。
2. The townsmen were talking about her scandal everywhere. 镇民到处在谈论她的丑闻。
3. "It was a scandal — the donors' money seemed to be going to individuals." "这是一件丑闻，捐资者的钱似乎落入个人腰包了。"
4. She dearly loves a bit of scandal. 她很喜欢中伤别人。