malicious gossip

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Noun1.malicious gossip - disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other peoplemalicious gossip - disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
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Hardyman's approaching marriage had been made the topic of much malicious gossip, and Isabel's character had, as usual in such cases, become the object of all the false reports that scandal could invent.
No reputation was safe from them and malicious gossip was a weapon against a male-dominated society which frequently treated wives as cash cows, where marriage was little more than an arrangement whereby the woman gained a title and the husband was rewarded with a profitable dowry.
A COUNCILLOR has hit out at the 'malicious gossip' and 'hurtful comments' aimed at her family over the finances of Penketh Carnival.
A VILLAGE community has stepped up a bid to buy its local pub - as it issued a warning about "malicious gossip" and "bullying".
Malicious gossip has it that their Western sponsors paid these delegations' expenses by actually organizing the trip to The Hague to ensure the necessary results," Shulgin noted.
Some stupid b up at Swords Garda station [an Irish police station] decided she'd like to throw a bit of false and malicious gossip about is all."
It angers me that every time some malicious gossip has to be spread people meaninglessly drag Kangana into their stupid machinations.
"Defamation and malicious gossip are not covered under freedom of speech," Maas said, just days after other top government officials called for legislation to tackle "hate speech" and fake news on Facebook and other social media platforms.
8 Someone at work is spreading malicious gossip about a colleague he feels threatened by.
The troubled Irish singer, 49, posted an update on her Facebook page calling the stories "malicious gossip".
Bryant's masculine style and assertiveness fueled malicious gossip about the romantic friendships she formed with other women.
The 81 homilies, about two pages each, reflect on matters from malicious gossip to loving our neighbor, that money is useful but greed kills, meeting Jesus with our defenses down, and martyrs who pay for our sins.