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rumor

[ roo-mer ]SEE DEFINITION OF rumor
  • nountalk about supposed truth
  • verbtell a supposed truth

Synonyms for rumor

  • comment
  • fabrication
  • falsehood
  • gossip
  • hearsay
  • hoax
  • innuendo
  • lie
  • news
  • report
  • scandal
  • story
  • suggestion
  • tale
  • whisper
  • word
  • breeze
  • bruit
  • canard
  • cry
  • dispatch
  • earful
  • fame
  • fiction
  • grapevine
  • intelligence
  • invention
  • notoriety
  • repute
  • rumble
  • scuttlebutt
  • supposition
  • tattle
  • tidings
  • wire
  • back-fence talk
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Antonyms for rumor

  • evidence
  • proof
  • quiet
  • silence
  • truth
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUMOR

That morning a rumor had reached the village of a famine in the island of Crete.

They were built upon high cliffs and rumor had it that no enemy could take them.

We had paused to recuperate our animals, and there was a rumor that we were to get new clothing.

The rumor of the threatened attack on the spread was known to all the nine now.

Indeed there was rumor that white travelers had seen them north of Mexico.

There is a rumor that Charles Kingsley was included in the consultation.

Was it not true that only the day before there had been a rumor that Bazaine was at Verdun?

He told his sister this when she called to learn if the rumor she had heard was true.

Rumor had it that some of the worshipers were later found and identified.

No rumor of the arrest had got abroad, and no crowd was collected about the office doors.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French rumor "commotion, widespread noise or report" (Modern French rumeur), from Latin rumorem (nominative rumor) "noise, clamor, common talk, hearsay, popular opinion," related to ravus "hoarse," from PIE *reu- "to bellow." Related: Rumorous. Rumor mill is from 1887. Dutch rumoer, German Rumor are from French.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RUMOR

buzz

verbgossip
  • call
  • chatter
  • inform
  • natter
  • rumor
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buzzing

verbgossip
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