• Scandalous
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scandalization the act of scandalizing
    • n scandalization the condition of being shocked (as by improper behavior)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On February 9, 1993, "Dateline NBC" was forced to publicly apologize, and NBC president Michael Gartner resigned for a scandal caused by "Dateline" rigging a GM truck with explosives to simulate a "scientific" crash-test demo.
    • n scandalization The act of scandalizing, defaming, or disgracing; aspersion; defamation.
    • n scandalization Scandal; scandalous sin.
    • n scandalization Also spelled scandalisation.
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  • Henry Fielding
    “Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.”
  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    “Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.”
  • Josh Billings
    “Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.”
  • Paul Chatfield
    Paul Chatfield
    “Scandal is what one half of the world takes pleasure inventing, and the other half in believing.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “In the case of scandal, as in that of robbery, the receiver is always thought as bad as the thief.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it.”


In literature:

Hitherto he had been able to enjoy his passion for Marianne without scandal and secretly.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
And as the occasion grew, so grew the scandal, and so grew indignation against the marquis and scorn of the shepherdess.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Years back there had been a scandal about a girl who ran away to be an actress.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
That is all I know of the scandal.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
They decided to cripple the opposition by means of a terrible scandal in the very person of Julia.
"The Women of the Caesars" by Guglielmo Ferrero
What is now known as the 'donkeys and mealies scandal' was one of them.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
But, look here, Griffin, there was no scandal about it.
"Charred Wood" by Myles Muredach
The recent exposure of grave political scandals in Sydney has attracted attention to the seamy side of the political life of the colonies.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
No, Carney, I'll not start a scandal.
"The Husbands of Edith" by George Barr McCutcheon
The "smart set" in London has almost as keen a love of scandal as a cathedral town.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Frank Harris

In poetry:

They say a man's known by the company he keeps
I think that a lie and a scandal
'Cos I've mixed with company I didn't expect
At the seaside, in bed with a candle.
"The Sailor" by Billy Bennett
Let them not use themselves to vain discourse,
To loose expressions, or unmanly taunts —
Let them no scandal vent, or swear and curse —
No boastings use, or unbecoming vaunts.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
So the Parson was praised,and the scandal stayed,
Till, a long time after, the church decayed,
And, laying the floor anew, they found
In the tomb of the Squire the bones of a hound.
"Fidele's Grassy Tomb" by Sir Henry Newbolt
If some bit of gossip come,
File the thing away. Scandalously spicy crumb,
File the thing away. If suspicion comes to you That your neighbor isn't true Let me tell you what to do
File the thing away.
"On File" by John Kendrick Bangs
I see, quoth HUDIBRAS, from whence
These scandals of the Saints commence,
That are but natural effects
Of Satan's malice, and his sects,
Those Spider-Saints, that hang by threads,
Spun out o' th' intrails of their heads.
"Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto I" by Samuel Butler
Lower than plummet soundeth, sink the Virginia name;
Plant, if ye will, your fathers' graves with rankest weeds of shame;
Be, if ye will, the scandal of God's fair universe;
We wash our hands forever of your sin and shame and curse.
"Massachusetts To Virginia" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Before Scandal, Clash Over Libor Control.
Top Jesuits, who long knew about the scandal, aren't talking.
First the doors closed, then bankruptcy ensued, then a glimmer of hope arose about reorganization, and now – scandal.
Bloat and potential scandal.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Has the ATF scandal just gotten bigger.
Last year John Bogle came to NOW to talk about the spate of scandals erupting on Wall Street.
How Miley Cyrus' Bong Scandal Hampered Her New Flick.
The scandal-prone world soccer governing body needs a cleanup.
Murdoch's scandals show why paying for news is a bad idea.
Chairman Vincent C Gray and Councilmember Mary M Cheh wrote letters to the executive branch yesterday calling for a briefing on the scandal in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer.
Irans hardline media struggles to grasp Petraeus scandal.
I Take the Secret Service Scandal Personally.
Democrats note past GSA scandals and positive steps by Obama appointees.
'Sahkanaga' Re-Imagines Tri-State Crematory Scandal.
In this interview, writer/director John Henry Summerour discusses using the Tri-State Crematory scandal as the inspiration for Sahkanaga, an indie drama shot in Walker County.

In science:

And there is the scandal of military research.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
But it is something of a scandal that there is still so little theoretical understanding of dark matter halo central behavior, although people are making progress on this problem (e.g.
Summary talk: How serious are the problems faced by CDM: cusps, thin disks, and halo substructure
It is scandalous that there has not been any progress in the past 15 years in measuring this rate more accurately.
Solar models and solar neutrino oscillations
An article in Nature written in 1988 referred to the inability, at that time, to predict the crystal structure of simple crystalline solids from their chemical composition as ”a continuing scandal” in solid state physics.
From Ginzburg-Landau to Hilbert-Einstein via Yamabe
It is precisely this approach that resulted in the 2012 LIBOR Scandal.
Interest Rate Manipulation Detection using Time Series Clustering Approach