1. hearsay

adjective. ['ˈhiːrˌseɪ'] heard through another rather than directly.


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A common misspelling of hearsay is heresay

Example sentences of the word hearsay

1. Adjective
This is slightly different than gossip in that gossip is simply hearsay and generally uninformed discussion and rumor.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Avoid hearsay and conjecture, which can be created as a result of perception, not facts.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Witnesses may also be able to support the existence of a contract, but hearsay issues may arise.

4. Verb, base form
Make sure that the observations were first-hand and not hearsay.

Quotes containing the word hearsay

1. If you want to really know something you have to observe or experience it in person; if you claim to know something on the basis of hearsay, or on happening to see it in a book, you'll be a laughingstock to those who really know.
- Jonathan D. Spence, Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K'ang-Hsi

2. hearsay

noun. ['ˈhiːrˌseɪ'] gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth.


  • comment
  • scuttlebutt
  • rumor
  • gossip


  • straight
  • lineal
  • unrelated
  • immediate