talebearing


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tale·bear·er

 (tāl′bâr′ər)
n.
One who spreads malicious stories or gossip.

tale′bear′ing adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.talebearing - prone to communicate confidential informationtalebearing - prone to communicate confidential information
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray

talebearing

noun
Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others:
Slang: scuttlebutt.
adjective
Inclined to gossip:
References in classic literature ?
Very little open quarrelling ever took place amongst them; but backbiting and talebearing were universal.
Though Rebecca had had the better of him, George was above the meanness of talebearing or revenge upon a lady--only he could not help cleverly confiding to Captain Crawley, next day, some notions of his regarding Miss Rebecca--that she was a sharp one, a dangerous one, a desperate flirt, &c.
Durante su permanencia en el cargo contribuyo bastante a indisciplinar el Ejercito: "fomenting espionage and talebearing and receiving manifestations and services especially among the subalterns".
Secret History': Or, Talebearing Inside and Outside the Secretorie.