1. earful

noun. ['ˈiːrˌfəl'] an outpouring of gossip.


  • comment
  • gossip

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2. earful

noun. ['ˈiːrˌfəl'] a severe scolding.


  • castigation
  • bawling out
  • reprehension
  • rebuke
  • going-over
  • chewing out
  • reproof
  • reprimand
  • upbraiding
  • dressing down

Example sentences of the word earful

1. Noun, singular or mass
If you don't make any new friends, you're sure to get an earful of what English life is really like.

2. Adjective
You don't want to give your boss an earful since she might be sensitive to cursing too.