Talebearing Tale"bear`ing, n. The act of informing officiously; communication of sectrts, scandal, etc., maliciously. [1913 Webster]

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  • Talebearing — Tale bear ing, a. Telling tales officiously. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • talebearing — adjective or noun see talebearer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • talebearing — See talebearer. * * * …   Universalium

  • talebearing — noun Spreading gossip or rumor. Syn: rumormongering, telling tales …   Wiktionary

  • talebearing — Synonyms and related words: back fence gossip, chitchat, gossip, gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, gossipy, groundless rumor, idle talk, newsmongering, newsy, piece of gossip, story, tale, taletelling, talk, tattle, tittle tattle …   Moby Thesaurus

  • talebearing — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others: gossip, gossipry, hearsay, report, rumor, tattle, tittle tattle, word. Slang: scuttlebutt. See WORDS. II adjective Inclined to gossip: blabby, gossipy,… …   English dictionary for students

  • talebearing — n. spreading of rumors, gossiping …   English contemporary dictionary

  • talebearing — adjective prone to communicate confidential information • Syn: ↑blabbermouthed, ↑leaky, ↑tattling • Similar to: ↑communicative, ↑communicatory • Derivationally related forms: ↑leak …   Useful english dictionary

  • talebearer — talebearing, adj., n. /tayl bair euhr/, n. a person who spreads gossip, secrets, etc., that may cause trouble or harm. [1470 80; TALE + BEARER] * * * …   Universalium

  • tale|tell|ing — «TAYL TEHL ihng», noun, adjective. = talebearing. (Cf. ↑talebearing) …   Useful english dictionary

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