Scandal – A disgraceful or discreditable action, causing general public outrage
A scantily-clad model (scandal) was photographed with the city mayor. The newspapers reported it as a disgraceful act and it caused public outrage.
Examples of scandal in a sentence
Even with the scandal, the team was able to move forward and win first place.
She knew she'd cause scandal by cheating, but she didn't really care.
He was the centre of the scandal, but people still voted for him.