Definition of scandalmonger in English:

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scandalmonger

Pronunciation: /ˈskand(ə)lmʌŋɡə/

noun

A person who stirs up public outrage towards someone or their actions by spreading rumours or malicious gossip.
Example sentences
  • It wasn't only the scandalmongers of tabloid journalism who were outraged.
  • As such, they are of far more interest to future historians of the royal family than the views of pundits or the ‘revelations’ of scandalmongers.
  • It's just one in a range well-tested celebrity responses to the scandalmongers, from the Dignified Evasion to the Snotty Putdown.
Synonyms

Derivatives

scandalmongering

Pronunciation: /ˈskand(ə)lˌmʌŋɡərɪŋ/
noun
Example sentences
  • They would know that their statements are going to be subject to widespread scrutiny, rather than just skewed media scandalmongering.
  • The prevention of this kind of scandalmongering is what the English Channel is for.
  • But the principal axis of the Conservative campaign is scandal-mongering.

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