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1. gossip

noun. ['ˈgɑːsəp'] light informal conversation for social occasions.

Synonyms

  • chitchat
  • gabfest
  • confabulation
  • confab
  • chit-chat
  • schmoose
  • chin-wag
  • chin-wagging
  • chat
  • tittle-tattle
  • chin wag
  • small talk
  • causerie
  • chin wagging
  • schmooze
  • gab

Antonyms

  • forward
  • synonymous
  • direct discourse
  • indirect discourse

Etymology

  • gossib (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Gossip

  • allsup
  • alsup
  • cresap
  • cresap
  • hyssop
  • jessop
  • jesup
  • mixup

How do you pronounce gossip?

Pronounce gossip as ˈgɑsəp.

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Sentences with gossip


1. Noun, singular or mass
One of the best ways to deal with office gossip is to model good behavior from the top down.

2. Adjective
If a work unit is segregated or imbalanced, gossip becomes more likely.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Employees who gossip waste their time chatting, texting and emailing hurtful comments.

4. Verb, base form
A critical employee might gossip in a healthy, productive workplace just to play devil's advocate.

Quotes about gossip


1. Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
- Walter Winchell

2. As fandom grew more variegated, genzines reflected a broadening of interests, carrying personal columns of humor and reflection, science articles, amateur fiction, stylish gossip, and inevitably, thoughtful pieces on the future of fandom.
- Gregory Benford

3. How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.
- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

2. gossip

noun. ['ˈgɑːsəp'] a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people.

Synonyms

  • rumour
  • earful
  • comment
  • report
  • grapevine
  • dirt
  • scuttlebutt
  • talk
  • hearsay
  • scandal
  • malicious gossip
  • word of mouth
  • talk of the town
  • pipeline
  • rumor

Antonyms

  • debit
  • unimportance
  • check out
  • check in

Etymology

  • gossib (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. gossip

verb. ['ˈgɑːsəp'] talk socially without exchanging too much information.

Synonyms

  • claver
  • confabulate
  • chat
  • jaw
  • shmooze
  • chaffer
  • shoot the breeze
  • chit-chat
  • chew the fat
  • schmooze
  • discourse
  • confab
  • chitchat
  • converse
  • jawbone
  • visit
  • chatter
  • schmoose
  • shmoose

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • gossib (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. gossip

verb. ['ˈgɑːsəp'] wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies.

Synonyms

  • speak
  • talk
  • dish the dirt
  • bruit
  • rumor

Antonyms

  • uninformative
  • keep down
  • man
  • woman

Etymology

  • gossib (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. gossip

noun. ['ˈgɑːsəp'] a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others.

Synonyms

  • scandalmonger
  • tattletale
  • gossiper
  • rumourmonger
  • communicator
  • yenta
  • rumormonger
  • talebearer
  • newsmonger
  • blabbermouth
  • telltale
  • tattler
  • taleteller
  • cat

Antonyms

  • clock in
  • cheer
  • cleanness
  • improved

Etymology

  • gossib (Middle English (1100-1500))
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