Definition of talebearer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈteɪlbɛːrə/


A person who maliciously gossips or reveals secrets.
Example sentences
  • A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
  • Here were the hagglers and talebearers, the scrapmongers, the dealers in stray talk.
  • Talebearers have a habit of telling evil things only to those who will spread evil, not stop it.



Pronunciation: /ˈteɪlbɛːrɪŋ/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • He devotes five separate questions of the Summa Theologiae to ‘injuries inflicted by words’: reviling, backbiting, talebearing, derision, and cursing.
  • Very little open quarrelling ever took place amongst them; but backbiting and talebearing were universal.
  • This is a fun game, but if you have ever been on the receiving end of talebearing, or gossip, you know it is not funny.

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