hearsay
[ heer-sey ]
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Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
1525-1535; originally in phrase by hear say, translation of Middle French par ouïr dire
Synonyms
noun
gossiprumor
Antonyms
noun
evidenceproofrealitytruth
Definition
nouninformation received from other people that one cannot adequately substantiate; rumor
Examples
nounThe information he received had not been verified, and was, therefore, hearsay.
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