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rumour (Also rumouring, rumours, rumoured) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to rumour

gossipmonger

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    rumourmonger; gossiper; newsmonger; rumormonger; gossip.

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talk_of_the_town

  • noun idle gossip or rumor
    talk.
    • there has been talk about you lately

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inspire

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb supply the inspiration for
    • The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

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yenta

  • noun (Yiddish) a vulgar shrew; a shallow coarse termagant
  • noun (Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal

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scandalmongering

  • noun spreading malicious gossip
  • adjective satellite typical of tabloids
    sensationalistic; yellow.
    • sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal
    • yellow press

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scandalise

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; appall; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

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dish

  • noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
    • we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present
  • noun a particular item of prepared food
    • she prepared a special dish for dinner

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gossip

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gab.
  • noun a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
    comment; scuttlebutt.
    • the divorce caused much gossip

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rumour

  • noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    hearsay; rumor.
  • verb tell or spread rumors
    rumor; bruit.
    • It was rumored that the next president would be a woman

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outrage

  • noun a feeling of righteous anger
    indignation.
  • noun a wantonly cruel act

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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babble

  • noun gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
    lallation; babbling.
  • verb utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
    • The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention

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babble_out

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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muttering

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; mutter; murmuration; murmur; mussitation.
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; grumble; mutter; murmur.

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gossipmongering

  • noun a conversation that spreads personal information about other people
    gossiping.

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rumorous

Of or pertaining to a rumor; of the nature of rumors. Obs. Sir H. Wotton.

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rumor

  • noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    rumour; hearsay.
  • verb tell or spread rumors
    rumour; bruit.
    • It was rumored that the next president would be a woman

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rumour

  • noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    hearsay; rumor.
  • verb tell or spread rumors
    rumor; bruit.
    • It was rumored that the next president would be a woman

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bruit

  • verb tell or spread rumors
    rumour; rumor.
    • It was rumored that the next president would be a woman

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shock

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    daze; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    impact.
    • the armies met in the shock of battle

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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newsmonger

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    gossipmonger; rumourmonger; gossiper; rumormonger; gossip.

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dit

  • noun the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
    dot.

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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blab_out

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; babble out; tattle; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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on dit

They say, or it is said. -- n. A flying report; rumor; as, it is a mere on dit.

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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tattletale

  • noun someone who gossips indiscreetly
    telltale; blabbermouth; tattler; taleteller; talebearer.

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talebearer

  • noun someone who gossips indiscreetly
    telltale; blabbermouth; tattler; taleteller; tattletale.

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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rumour

  • noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    hearsay; rumor.
  • verb tell or spread rumors
    rumor; bruit.
    • It was rumored that the next president would be a woman

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wire

  • noun ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
  • noun a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
    conducting wire.

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telltale

  • noun someone who gossips indiscreetly
    blabbermouth; tattler; taleteller; tattletale; talebearer.
  • adjective satellite disclosing unintentionally
    revealing; telling.
    • a telling smile
    • a telltale panel of lights
    • a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down

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spill_the_beans

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; babble out; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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noise

  • noun sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
    • he enjoyed the street noises
    • they heard indistinct noises of people talking
    • during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; dissonance.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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scandalize

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    appal; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

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dirt

  • noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    soil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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furphy

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sough

  • verb make a murmuring sound
    purl.
    • the water was purling

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let

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Pure; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus
  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    net ball.

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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sing

  • verb deliver by singing
    • Sing Christmas carols
  • verb produce tones with the voice
    • She was singing while she was cooking
    • My brother sings very well

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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about

  • adjective satellite on the move
    astir.
    • up and about
    • the whole town was astir over the incident
  • adverb (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    around; some; roughly; approximately; just about; or so; more or less; close to.
    • lasted approximately an hour
    • in just about a minute
    • he's about 30 years old
    • I've had about all I can stand
    • we meet about once a month
    • some forty people came
    • weighs around a hundred pounds
    • roughly $3,000
    • holds 3 gallons, more or less
    • 20 or so people were at the party

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rumourmonger

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    gossipmonger; gossiper; newsmonger; rumormonger; gossip.

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spill

  • noun liquid that is spilled
    • clean up the spills
  • noun a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    wasteweir; spillway.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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scuttlebutt

  • noun a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
    comment; gossip.
    • the divorce caused much gossip

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bean

  • noun any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
    edible bean.
  • noun any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans

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let_the_cat_out_of_the_bag

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    peach; babble; spill the beans; babble out; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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scare

  • noun sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
    panic.
    • panic in the stock market
    • a war scare
    • a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building
  • noun a sudden attack of fear
    panic attack.

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comment

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    input; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
    commentary.
    • he wrote an extended comment on the proposal

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hearsay

  • noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    rumour; rumor.
  • adjective satellite heard through another rather than directly
    • hearsay information

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gossiper

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    gossipmonger; rumourmonger; newsmonger; rumormonger; gossip.

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scandal

  • noun disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
    malicious gossip; dirt.
  • noun a disgraceful event
    outrage.

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old_wives'_tale

  • noun a bit of lore passed on by word of mouth

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story

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    tale; narration; narrative.
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
  • noun a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
    • he writes stories for the magazines

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grapevine

  • noun gossip spread by spoken communication
    word of mouth; pipeline.
    • the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth
  • noun any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
    grape; grape vine.

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appall

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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rumormonger

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    gossipmonger; rumourmonger; gossiper; newsmonger; gossip.

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propagator

  • noun someone who propagates plants (as under glass)
  • noun someone who spreads the news
    disseminator.

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scaremonger

  • noun a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble
    stirrer.

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blabbermouth

  • noun someone who gossips indiscreetly
    telltale; tattler; taleteller; tattletale; talebearer.

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pipeline

  • noun gossip spread by spoken communication
    grapevine; word of mouth.
    • the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth
  • noun a pipe used to transport liquids or gases
    line.
    • a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport

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malicious_gossip

  • noun disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
    scandal; dirt.

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buying

  • noun the act of buying
    purchasing.
    • buying and selling fill their days
    • shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge
  • verb obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
    purchase; buy.
    • The family purchased a new car
    • The conglomerate acquired a new company
    • She buys for the big department store

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town

  • noun an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
    • they drive through town on their way to work
  • noun the people living in a municipality smaller than a city
    townspeople; townsfolk.
    • the whole town cheered the team

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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dish_the_dirt

  • verb wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies
    gossip.
    • She won't dish the dirt

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word_of_mouth

  • noun gossip spread by spoken communication
    grapevine; pipeline.
    • the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth

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taleteller

  • noun someone who gossips indiscreetly
    telltale; blabbermouth; tattler; tattletale; talebearer.

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cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    true cat.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; hombre.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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gossiping

  • noun a conversation that spreads personal information about other people
    gossipmongering.
  • verb wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies
    gossip; dish the dirt.
    • She won't dish the dirt

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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earful

  • noun an outpouring of gossip
  • noun a severe scolding
    going-over; dressing down; upbraiding; castigation; bawling out; chewing out.

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blab

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; babble out; tattle; blab out; sing; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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fame

  • noun the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
    celebrity; renown.
  • noun favorable public reputation

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peach

  • noun cultivated in temperate regions
    peach tree; Prunus persica.
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; beauty; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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tattler

  • noun someone who gossips indiscreetly
    telltale; blabbermouth; taleteller; tattletale; talebearer.
  • noun any of several long-legged shorebirds having a loud whistling cry

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malicious

  • adjective having the nature of or resulting from malice
    • malicious gossip
    • took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling

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tattle

  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; singing.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

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panic

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    terror; affright.
  • noun sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
    scare.
    • panic in the stock market
    • a war scare
    • a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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tale

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    story; narration; narrative.
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
  • noun a trivial lie
    fib; story; taradiddle; tarradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?

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stirrer

  • noun a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble
    scaremonger.
  • noun an implement used for stirring

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offend

  • verb cause to feel resentment or indignation
    pique.
    • Her tactless remark offended me
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; violate; break; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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