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Synonyms for gossip

Synonyms for gossip

idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others

to engage in or spread gossip

Synonyms for gossip

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For a long time, Gossip Tourangeau, intelligent as was his glance, had appeared not to understand Dom Claude.
Master," said Gossip Tourangeau, as he took leave of the archdeacon, "I love wise men and great minds, and I hold you in singular esteem.
The archdeacon returned to his chamber dumbfounded, comprehending at last who Gossip Tourangeau was, and recalling that passage of the register of Sainte-Martin, of Tours:--
His book has some good invention in it, it presents us with something but brings nothing to a conclusion: we must wait for the Second Part it promises: perhaps with amendment it may succeed in winning the full measure of grace that is now denied it; and in the mean time do you, senor gossip, keep it shut up in your own quarters.
Controlling gossips gets a little more difficult with the advent of the internet and text messaging in the mobile phones.
Gossips could also pose problems for team managers.
Psychologists found that persistent gossips are unpopular and unlikely to have any social influence at work.
Gossips are often associated with those who breach trust and confidence.
Inevitably however, "off the record" so to speak, the boss gossips just as much about the workers as they gossip about him.
The terms for gossip in this period were either idle talk" or "jangling" and gossip, by contrast, referred to a quite serious pastoral practice of the role of godparents, multiple godparents who formed a bond of godsiblings, godsibs, gossibs, gossips.
Because actually, I would dearly love to be one of the greatest gossips in the world.
In its depiction of three female gossips surrounded by devils (one of them the recording demon, Tutivillus), Transforming Talk's cover illustration, from a fourteenth-century tracery light in Stanford-on-Avon Church, Northamptonshire, is the visual form of the book's basic premise, that 'idle talk and pastoral rhetoric are deeply intertwined' (p.
More than one in three of those questioned said they had heard someone talking about them behind their back and some had a working relationship ruined by office gossips.
SACKING office gossips USstyle has not yet crossed the Atlantic - but could spread alarm in bully-boy workplaces, say Birmingham business experts.
We also reckon chat show hosts Richard and Judy are the biggest celebrity gossips - although interestingly, they're rarely the subject of gossip themselves.