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 (ro͞o′mər-mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-)
One who spreads rumors.
intr.v. ru·mor·mon·gered, ru·mor·mon·ger·ing, ru·mor·mon·gers
To engage in the spreading of rumors.


(ˈru mərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-)

a person given to spreading rumors, often maliciously.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rumormonger - a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
communicator - a person who communicates with others
cat - a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!"
scandalmonger - a person who spreads malicious gossip
blabbermouth, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, telltale - someone who gossips indiscreetly
yenta - (Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal


A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
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Internet users should show self-restraint and refrain from not only harassing other people but also engaging in harmful behavioral patterns like Internet addiction, hacking, and rumormongering (Rouis, Limayem, & Salehi-Sangri, 2011).
At the very least, I think the community owes Brent and his family a sincere public apology for their actions and rumormongering," he says.
What made him shy away from explicitly rebuking or removing ministers and BJP officials, openly indulging in anti-Muslim rumormongering and unabashedly advising Muslims and Modi critics to take shelter in Pakistan?
The Saudi government acted with utmost inability, incompetency and weakness in the three stages of the preliminary planning, the Hajj ceremony and management of the crisis and this catastrophe cannot be hidden behind this government's rumormongering," Shamkhani said in the Central province of Markazi.
Kast's comments, and others like it, have raised hackles among some left-wing figures, who say the rumormongering constitutes an obvious and orchestrated effort to destabilize the government.
The CAC issued a 10clause regulation earlier this month ruling that avatars and account handles should not include information that violated the Constitution or the law; subverted state power or undermined national security and sovereignty; or were deemed rumormongering, Xinhua reported.
Mike Casey's Dasher comes across as a gung-ho military type, who considers himself above the vicious rumormongering, and doesn't want to talk about it.
Only a few reputable public accounts are allowed to release information on Xiaomi to minimize the risks of rumormongering, Li said.
And regarding the internal situation in the Kingdom, the Minister of State for Information Affairs cum Government's Official Spokesperson stated that there is a phenomenal tiny segment (of people) with external connections are ostensibly raising demands for reformation whilst hiding dangerous (latent) political agenda devoid of national responsibility plus disinformation campaign and rumormongering.
The online tools have allowed people to engage, consciously or unconsciously, in rumormongering through mass-distribution lists and social sites, and spread information without checking facts and sources.
Proponents of the restrictions cited bear raids, predatory trading, rumormongering, credit default swap market manipulation, and other vices among short sellers' abusive practices.
Rumormongering and scholarship do not meet on the same ground, but they are carried on by the same people.