Rumor and Word


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Rumor noun – Information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy.
Usage example: rumor has it that she's planning to shut down the company

Word is a synonym for rumor in words topic. In some cases you can use "Word" instead a noun "Rumor", when it comes to topics like grapevine, talk about supposed truth.
Nearby Words: rumour, rumored, rumoured, rumoring
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Word noun – A report of recent events or facts not previously known.
Usage example: what's the latest word on the airplane crash?

Rumor is a synonym for word in words topic. You can use "Rumor" instead a noun "Word", if it concerns topics such as statement, grapevine.
Nearby Words: wordy, wordless, wording, worded, wordily
Synonyms for Word

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  • A bizarre rumor spread after this story's popularity grew that it was stolen nearly word-for-word from a short story written by Thomas Lera called Fear of Darkness from the eighties.
  • Urban Legends One long-held game show rumor involves a word-guessing game being played by a celebrity and a contestant, with the word in question being "Deer".
    Source: Urban Legends
  • Urban Legend of Zelda Word of God has jossed the rumor, but the creators like to poke fun at it: almost every update has a line that says "removed Herobrine" or something similar.
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Word or Rumor. 2016. Accessed July 25, 2021.

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