What is another word for tattle?

Pronunciation: [tˈatə͡l] (IPA)

Tattle is a word used to describe the act of informing on someone's secret or private information. There are several synonyms for tattle, including gossip, blab, chat, chatter, jabber, prattle, and blather. Each of these words describes the act of sharing information that is not meant to be shared or talking about something that is not one's own business. Gossip and blab specifically refer to the sharing of secrets or rumors. Chat, chatter, and jabber are more general terms for casual conversation, while prattle and blather suggest the speaker is talking too much about something unimportant. Regardless of the term used, tattling can lead to hurt feelings and broken trust.

What are the hypernyms for Tattle?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Tattle?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for tattle?

Tattle, which means to gossip or reveal secrets, has several antonyms that express discretion or withholding information. One of its antonyms is "conceal," which means to hide or cover up something. Another antonym is "keep quiet," which means to not speak or remain silent about something. "Keep to oneself" is also an antonym of tattle, which suggests that one should not share information with others. Other antonyms for tattle include "withhold," "keep mum," "zip one's lips," and "hold back." All of these antonyms for tattle suggest restraint, privacy, and discretion rather than freely sharing information.

What are the antonyms for Tattle?

Usage examples for Tattle

Wellver heard of that through some tattle-talk and went to the Commonwealth attorney and told where you was at.
"The Tempering"
Charles Neville Buck
They enter a school, tattle round lies, play silly jokes behind some one by sneaking and cheating and get wrongly swell-headed when they finish the school thinking they have received an education.
"Botchan (Master Darling)"
Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
Then the minister hires me, and I have to stay till Mrs. Tittle-tattle has time to tell the dominie all the disagreeable things of the parish.
"Around The Tea-Table"
T. De Witt Talmage

Famous quotes with Tattle

  • What on earth should we do if we had no matches to make, or mar; no "unfortunate attachments" to shake our heads over; no flirtations to speculate about and comment upon with knowing smiles; no engagements "on" or "off" to speak our minds about, nosing out every little circumstance, and ferreting out our game to their very hole, as if all their affairs, their hopes, trials, faults, or wrongs, were being transacted for our own private and peculiar entertainment! Of all forms of gossip — I speak of mere gossip, as distinguished from the carrion-crow and dunghill-fly system of scandal-mongering — this tittle-tattle about love-affairs is the most general, the most odious, and the most dangerous. Every one of us must have known within our own experience many an instance of dawning loves checked, unhappy loves made cruelly public, happy loves embittered, warm, honest loves turned cold, by this horrible system of gossiping about young or unmarried people...
    Dinah Craik

Related words: tattletale, tattle tale, tattle on, tattle to

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