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gossip

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gossip

  1. 1 a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others <because her friend was such a compulsive gossip, she couldn't help but wonder if her private life wasn't also being made the talk of the town> Synonyms circulator, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, quidnunc, talebearer, tale-teller, telltale, yenta Related Words betrayer, blabbermouth, informant, informer, snitcher, squealer, stool pigeon, tattler, tattletale; libeler, scandalmonger

  2. 2 friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this <lingered at the water fountain for a little gossip> Synonyms backchat, cackle, causerie, chatter, chin music, chin-wag [slang], chitchat, confab, confabulation, gab, gabfest, chat, jangle, jaw, natter [chiefly British], palaver, patter, rap, schmooze, small talk, table talk, talk, tête-à-têteRelated Words colloquy, conference, discourse, parley, powwow, symposium; debate, dialogue (also dialog), exchange, give-and-take; crosstalk, happy talk; yak (also yack), yammer, yap

  3. 3 information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy <idle gossip can really damage a person's reputation even if it is later proven to be false> Synonyms buzz, dish, rumor, hearsay, noise, report, scuttlebutt, talk, tattle, wordRelated Words tale, whisper, whispering; hint, intimation, rumbling; disinformation, propaganda; urban legend (also urban myth); dirt, scandal




gossip

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gossip

  1. to relate sometimes questionable or secret information of a personal nature <a neighbor who loves to gossip with others about that couple's loud arguments> Synonyms blab, dish, talk, tattle, wag Related Words bandy (about), circulate, noise (about or abroad), rumor; blabber, disclose, divulge, reveal, tell; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, let on, suggest; inform, report, snitch, squeal, tip (off); babble, spill; confide Phrases spill the beans Near Antonyms clam up, shut up




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