malicious gossip

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disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

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A second clip portrayed relational aggression, where girls steal boyfriends, spread malicious gossip and kick someone out of their social circle.
Like the time someone tweeted that Andy Thorn had left the club - an unsubstantiated claim that was run as a local radio news headline and resulted in the manager having to field a host of late night calls and later waste his time responding to malicious gossip.
Mechanisms must allow anonymity and prevent malicious gossip, he said.
Rude or unfair judgments in the form of malicious gossip can also create confusion, anxiety, nervousness, fatigue and panic attacks, she added.
Not malicious gossip, but the kind of gossip that came out of your being a writer, a sympathetic byproduct of actually looking at the world, and observing how you moved through it with other people.
In the absence of any communication from the top in the six months since Gordon Strachan went and the season was written off, the vacuum has been filled with lurid rumours and malicious gossip about imminent liquidation and anxiety over the chairman's long term commitment and plans for the summer.
More often, though, workplace politics take the more subtle forms of malicious gossip, rumors, or criticism through which the office politician controls the flow of information.
It has not been lost on me the fact there has been talk of Hughton going - but hopefully that is nothing more but malicious gossip.
Squabbling neighbours also found themselves on the receiving end of malicious gossip.
Ministers who may be thinking of giving our old friend the ombudsman both an independent status and a "proactive" role - in other words, the power to snoop on retailers on the basis of anonymous tip-offs and malicious gossip - might learn from the FSA's example.
Soon the entire village has caught wind of the "little seers," and Lucia finds herself the subject of much ridicule and malicious gossip from neighbours.
It is, if my understanding is correct, it is both a civil and criminal offence in this country to spread malicious gossip which stains the character of others.
Mr Kolvin said South Wales Police had received allegations about the man's voyeurism in October last year but the victim dismissed it as malicious gossip because she enjoyed a good relationship with her neighbour.
It may be something sinful: drinking too much, bullying, malicious gossip.
It found that gay men are likely to have higher levels of empathy than straight men but also revealed that sexual orientation had no bearing on indirect aggression, such as spreading malicious gossip.