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Another word for rumor

  1. Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others

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  1. To engage in or spread gossip

      1. To give away (a secret) in idle chatter
      2. (Intransitive) To tell tales; to gossip without reserve or discretion.
      3. To reveal (secret matters), especially through indiscreet or unreserved talk.
      1. To engage in or spread gossip:
      2. To be a gossip or engage in gossip
      1. To spread about (a report, rumor, etc.)
      2. To make noise or a noise
      3. To talk much or loudly
      1. To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
      2. To utter or pronounce words:
      3. To speak about or discuss (something) or give expression to (something):
      1. To reveal (something about someone) to another, as through gossiping.
      2. To reveal other people's secrets; tell tales
      3. To talk idly; chatter; gossip
      1. To spread gossip
      2. To engage in such gossip
      3. To talk idly or foolishly; gossip.
      1. To tell (something) to (someone) privately or as a secret
      2. To say or tell privately or secretly.
      3. To talk quietly or furtively, as in gossiping, maligning, or plotting

Another word for rumor

  1. Common talk

      1. Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor.
      2. Something one has heard but does not know to be true; rumor; gossip
      3. (Law) Evidence that is not within the personal knowledge of a witness, such as testimony regarding statements made by someone other than the witness, and that therefore may be inadmissible to establish the truth of a particular contention because the accuracy of the evidence cannot be verified through cross-examination.
      1. A person who chatters or repeats idle talk and rumors, esp. about the private affairs of others
      2. Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
      3. Such talk or rumors
      1. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
      2. An explosive noise:
      3. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
      1. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
      2. Any person or thing thought to merit special attention in such reports
      3. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
      1. Plural form of tiding
      2. Information or news:
      3. (Now Chiefly Literary) News; information
      1. (--- Psychol.) Measured success in using these abilities to perform certain tasks
      2. News or information
      3. The ability to acquire, understand, and use knowledge:
      1. A written message, particularly an official communication, sent with speed.
      2. Dismissal or rejection of something regarded as unimportant or unworthy of consideration:
      3. A news item sent to a news organization, as by a correspondent.
      1. Any act, person, or thing that offends or shocks moral feelings of the community and leads to disgrace
      2. Malicious gossip; defamatory or slanderous talk
      3. Talk that is damaging to one's character; malicious gossip.
      1. Petty, idle gossip
      2. An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
      3. Petty gossip; trivial talk.
      1. Informal speech or conversation between persons, as opposed to writing or publishing
      2. Spoken communication:
      3. (Idiomatic) Verbal means of passing of information.
      1. The plant, a vine of genus Vitis, on which grapes grow
      2. An informal person-to-person means of circulating information or gossip.
      3. A secret means of spreading or receiving information; also, the spreading of news or gossip from one person to another
      1. Jargon or slang:
      2. Something, such as the sounds of animals, felt to resemble human talk:
      3. An exchange of ideas or opinions; a conversation:
      1. (Physics) A disturbance, especially a random and persistent disturbance, that obscures or reduces the clarity of a signal.
      2. A sound of any kind
      3. Rumor; talk.
      1. A common view or general report.
      2. A loud exclamation; a shout or call.
      3. Popular report; rumor; rallying call or battle cry; watchword
      1. The state of being widely known, recognized, or of great popular interest:
      2. The state of being widely known or much talked about; renown; celebrity
      3. Reputation, esp. good reputation
      1. Reputation
      2. Reputation:
      3. A good reputation:
      1. (Medicine) An abnormal sound heard on auscultation. (French pronunciation)
      2. An abnormal sound heard in auscultation.
      3. (Archaic) Rumour, talk, hearsay.
      1. A drinking fountain on a ship.
      2. (Informal) Rumor or gossip
      3. (Nautical) A cask on a ship used to hold the day's supply of drinking water.
      1. A low murmur:
      2. A telephone call:
      3. Talk and comment, attention or excitement, etc. about a phenomenon, person, activity, etc.
  2. An unsubstantial story

      1. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.
      2. A short winglike control surface projecting from the fuselage of an aircraft, such as a space shuttle, mounted forward of the main wing and serving as a horizontal stabilizer.
      3. An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story.
      1. An act intended to deceive or trick.
      2. Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
      3. A trick or fraud, esp. one meant as a practical joke
      1. A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
      2. A fabricated thing; esp., a falsehood, false excuse, etc.
      1. The process by which an idea is brought to the mind through its connection or association with another idea already in the mind
      2. The act of suggesting:
      3. The sequential process by which one thought or mental image leads to another.
      1. The act of supposing
      2. Something supposed; assumption; hypothesis
      1. An indirect remark, gesture, or reference, usually implying something derogatory; insinuation
      2. An indirect or subtle, usually derogatory implication in expression; an insinuation.
      3. (Law) Explanatory material, set forth in the complaint in an action for libel or slander, explaining the expressions alleged to be libelous or slanderous
      1. Romantic legend or tradition:
      2. A lie:
      3. An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events:
      1. A narrative of real or imaginary events; a story.
      2. A story or account of true, legendary, or fictitious events; narrative
      3. A malicious story, piece of gossip, or petty complaint.
      1. A mental fabrication, especially a falsehood.
      2. The act or process of inventing:
      3. (Music) A short composition, usually for a keyboard instrument, developing a single short motif in counterpoint; esp., any of a group of these by J. S. Bach
      1. Anything made up or imagined, as a statement, story, etc.
      2. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
      3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
      1. (Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
      2. (Archaic, rare) Mendacity, deceitfulness; the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful.
      3. Lack of conformity to truth or fact; inaccuracy.
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