Meaning of talebearing in English:


Pronunciation /ˈteɪlˌbɛːrɪŋ/

noun & adjective


See talebearer

‘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.’
  • ‘Likewise, slandering, talebearing, exaggerated gossip and creating dissensions - all this gives rise to the filth of malice and ill will.’
  • ‘Students who enforce the system are not spying or talebearing; rather, they are performing the solemn duty of protecting their individual liberties and those of the student body.’