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See definition of rumors on Dictionary.com
  • nountalk about supposed truth
  • verbtell a supposed truth

synonyms for rumors

  • 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 rumors

MOST RELEVANT
  • evidence
  • proof
  • quiet
  • silence
  • truth
  • tell truth
  • conceal
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How to use rumors in a sentence

Rumors said that the enemy numbered thousands, and that they were already marching on the place.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Native rumors had brought the news of the massacre at Cawnpore, though the ghastly tragedy of the Well was yet to come.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled: these things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.
HIS LAST WEEKWILLIAM E. BARTON
More than with the "spook," however, was the public mind agitated by other rumors which touched upon "south meadow."
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
But before the ice was out of the river disquieting rumors began to breathe out of Higgins's Bridge.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
These rumors greatly annoyed the chevalier, since he had hoped at this time to wed Mlle. Cormon.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
The passing of men between the levels and the creek resulted in some news and many rumors.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Many rumors as to his fate have come out of Mexico, one of them even placing him in the trenches of Flanders.
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
With rumors of this sort daily reaching him, Nelson's faculties were in a constant state of pleasing tension.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
There were white crows, or at least there were rumors of them, and every crow liked to believe the story was true.
BUMPER, THE WHITE RABBITGEORGE ETHELBERT WALSH
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WORDS RELATED TO RUMORS

  • babble
  • beauty-parlor chitchat
  • blab
  • blather
  • casual conversation
  • chat
  • chatter
  • chitchat
  • conversation
  • gab
  • gossip
  • idle chat
  • idle chatter
  • idle talk
  • jabber
  • light talk
  • pleasantry
  • polite remark
  • prattle
  • rumors
  • table talk
  • trivial conversation
  • yakking
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.