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Negative ConnotationPlay
The word 'scandal' implies strong negative judgment and often leads to loss of reputation. SlideThe charity was hit by a scandal after misusing donations.
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Public ImpactPlay
'Scandal' usually refers to situations that affect people's opinion of someone or something in public. SlideThe data leak became a scandal affecting millions of users.
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Media CoveragePlay
Scandals are often widely reported and debated in the media and can become a dominant news story. SlideThe scandal was on every news channel for weeks.