Definition of Talebearing

1. Adjective. Prone to communicate confidential information.

Exact synonyms: Blabbermouthed, Leaky, Tattling
Similar to: Communicative, Communicatory
Derivative terms: Leak



Definition of Talebearing

1. a. Telling tales officiously.

2. n. The act of informing officiously; communication of sectrts, scandal, etc., maliciously.

Definition of Talebearing

1. Noun. Spreading gossip or rumor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Talebearing

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Talebearing

talcum
talcum powder
talcums
talcy
tale
tale-bearer
tale-bearers
tale bearer
tale bearers
tale of the tape
talea
taleae
talebear
talebearer
talebearers
talebearing (current term)
talebearing(a)
talebearings
talebook
taled
taleds
taleful
talegalla
taleggio
taleggios
talent
talent-spotter
talent-spotters
talent agent
talent management

Literary usage of Talebearing

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1. Maryland Under the Commonwealth: A Chronicle of the Years 1649-1658 by Bernard Christian Steiner (1911)
"... and talebearing, and the sanctity of the " Sabbath day;"1 these acts, however, judged by the standard of the times, are not particularly severe. IX. ..."

2. School Discipline by William Chandler Bagley (1914)
"Espionage and talebearing as related to Group Responsibility. — One of the marked difficulties with all forms of pupil or student self-government that place ..."

3. Popular and Complete English Dictionary: Exhibiting the Pronunciation by John Boag (1848)
"talebearing; more generally, obsequiously flattering; parasitic, courting favour by mean adulation. ... Mean and officious talebearing or adulation. ..."

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