esclandre

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French.

NounEdit

esclandre (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Infamy.
    • 1901, Charles Kingsley, Two Years Ago, Volume I[1]:
      The old Lord had, wisely enough, settled in his will that Lucia was to enjoy the interest of her fortune from the time that she came out, provided she did not marry without her guardian's leave; and Scoutbush, to avoid esclandre and misery, thought it as well to waive the proviso, and paid her her dividends as usual.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

esclandre m (plural esclandres)

  1. scandal; scene, fracas
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