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1. malicious

adjective. ['məˈlɪʃəs'] having the nature of or resulting from malice.

Synonyms

  • malevolent
  • cattish
  • spiteful
  • bitchy
  • venomous
  • poisonous
  • despiteful
  • vindictive
  • vicious
  • venomed
  • leering
  • beady-eyed
  • catty

Antonyms

  • beneficent
  • nontoxic
  • edible
  • forgiving

Etymology

  • malitiosus (Latin)
  • malitia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Malicious Gossip

Sentences with malicious-gossip


1. Noun Phrase
The good news is you can combat malicious gossip by confronting it head on.

2. Noun Phrase
Parents might prohibit posting provocative photos, engaging in malicious gossip, online bullying or interacting with strangers.

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. 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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