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gossip

noun

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  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 of gossip circulator, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, quidnunc, talebearer, tale-teller, telltale, yenta Words Related to gossip 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 of gossip 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-têteWords Related to gossip 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 of gossip buzz, dish, rumor, hearsay, noise, report, scuttlebutt, talk, tattle, wordWords Related to gossip 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 of gossip blab, dish, talk, tattle, wag Words Related to gossip 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 of gossip clam up, shut up


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