aspersion, attaint, bad name, bad reputation, bad repute, baseness, brand, censure, damaging report, dedecoration, defamation, degradation, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, humiliation, ignominy, ill repute, imputation, infamy, ingloriousness, loss of honor, loss of reputation, malicious gossip, notoriety, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame, slur, stain, stigma, taint, talk, tarnish, tarnished honor, vilification
associated concepts: defamatory reports, deformatory rumors
defamation, discredit, disgrace, dishonor (shame), ignominy, infamy, notoriety, odium, opprobrium, shame, slander
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.(1) An event that is considered morally wrong and causes public outrage; the outrage provoked by a shocking event.(2) Malicious gossip about a shocking event that causes public outrage; defamation or slander based on such an event; damage to reputation that results from such malicious gossip.adj.scandalous
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.