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Synonyms for rumor

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  1. rumornoun

    talk, gossip, tittle-tattle, hearsay

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rumor

    Account carries the idea of a commercial summary. A statement is definite, confined to essentials and properly to matters within the personal knowledge of the one who states them; as, an ante-mortem statement. A narrative is a somewhat extended and embellished account of events in order of time, ordinarily with a view to please or entertain. A description gives especial scope to the pictorial element. A report (Latin re, back, and porto, bring), as its etymology implies, is something brought back, as by one sent to obtain information, and may be concise and formal or highly descriptive and dramatic. Compare ALLEGORY; HISTORY; RECORD.

    account, description, narration, narrative, recital, record, rehearsal, relation, report, statement, story, tale

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rumor

    report, repute, hearsay, publication, bruit

    authentication, verification, proof, evidence, notoriety

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rumor, rumour, hearsayverb

    gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth

    hearsay, rumour

  2. rumor, rumour, bruitverb

    tell or spread rumors

    "It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"

    rumour, bruit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rumornoun

    report, talk, bruit, fame, gossip, hearsay, news, tidings, town talk

  2. rumorverb

    report, tell, bruit, spread abroad, noise abroad

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rumornoun

    hearsay, gossip, bruit, on dit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rumor":

    rumour, gossip, hearsay

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  1. Alec Sulkin:

    I remember when it was pitched that was a rumor that I had actually not heard, and other writers in the writers’ room had. It had to be explained to me.

  2. Jelena Kecmanovic:

    If you're remorseful and sad because a rumor you started ended up hurting several people, that means you really care about your friends and classmates -- and that's really important, let's figure out how you can improve your behavior so that you don't hurt them again.

  3. Carl Denaro today .:

    One of the lawyers for two of the other victims kept telling the judge other people are involved. I turned to my lawyer and said, ‘ What’s he talking about ? He said, ‘ Ah, there’s some rumor going around that other people were involved. ’ That was my first indication.

  4. Amy Deng:

    People were already panicked, then they made up this rumor and spread it, telling us not to even live in the community.

  5. Mukaibar Shah:

    The protest of farmers has proven one thing that it is easier to fool city dwellers than villagers through media created lies and rumor because farmers in protest do not wear masks even after staying in lakh gatherings but city dwellers still wear it.

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