Rumor and Scandal


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Rumor noun – Information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy.
Usage example: rumor has it that she's planning to shut down the company

Scandal and rumor are semantically related in report topic. In some cases you can use "Scandal" instead a noun "Rumor", when it comes to topics like gossip, talk about supposed truth.
Nearby Words: rumour, rumored, rumoured, rumoring
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Scandal noun – A cause of shame.
Rumor and scandal are semantically related in public embarrassment topic. You can use "Rumor" instead a noun "Scandal".
Nearby Words: scandalous, scandalize, scandalously, scandalised
Synonyms for Scandal

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  • Teacher/Student Romance A scandal erupts when a rumor begins to spread that they slept together, though the song never actually states that they did.
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