malicious gossip

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If you hear idle or malicious gossip about you deal with it.
Upper-level administrators should ensure that their agencies maintain a zero-tolerance policy that clearly prohibits unnecessary criticism and disparaging comments, as well as malicious gossip, rumors, and other disinformation.
More neighbors became involved and the original children's quarrel was forgotten in malicious gossip and arguments over respectability.
Do nothing and it fills with rumors and malicious gossip.
Recent evidence suggests that Edward may have been the victim of malicious gossip (as Andrew Lumsden contends).
Behaviors that create a hostile work environment, such as rudeness, discourtesy, malicious gossip and shunning, are prohibited.
All Burney heroines struggle against the evil consequences of malicious gossip while constrained by conventions of modesty from defending their reputations.
Ironically, the malicious gossip about Cornbury survives the author's best intentions, and will spread more widely through her channing exposition.
Leonora's misanthropy - a deliberate inversion of a traditional misogyny - is mitigated only late in the second day, after Adriana, who has been chosen queen of the company, reminds her that time is running out, that since she is still a "slip of a girl," she can (or ought to) try "to seek out a worthy and charming companion for herself, with whom she can lead a long and happy life - if only to avoid the risk of giving occasion for malicious gossip and slander" (259).
Unless you, or someone dear to you, has been the victim of terrible physical violence, chances are the worst pains you have suffered in life have come from words used cruelly--from ego-destroying criticism, excessive anger, sarcasm, public and/or private humiliation, hurtful nicknames, betrayal of secrets, rumors, and malicious gossip.
The temple committee had accused a 'minority' of 'deliberately disrupting religious services, misrepresenting facts and spreading malicious gossip.
Women accused of malicious gossip or bullying had a metal cage fastened over their heads.