Rumor is a synonym of hearsay.
Hearsay is a synonym of rumor.
As nouns the difference between hearsay and rumor
is that hearsay
is information that was heard by one person about another while rumor
is (countable) a statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.
As a verb rumor is
(transitive|usually|used in the passive voice) to tell a rumor about; to gossip.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
information that was heard by one person about another
(legal) evidence based on the reports of others rather than on personal knowledge; normally inadmissible because not made under oath
(legal) evidence: an out-of-court statement offered in court for the truth of the matter asserted; normally inadmissible because not subject to cross-examination, unless the hearsay statement falls under one of the many exceptions
* common talk
* as they say
* you know what they say
* so they say
* rumour (UK, Commonwealth, International)
(US, countable) A statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.
(US, uncountable) Information or misinformation of the kind contained in such claims.
- There's a rumor going round that he's going to get married.
- They say he used to be a thief, but that's just rumor .
* (piece of information)
* (information) gossip, hearsay, talk, tittle-tattle
* rumor campaign
* rumor has it
(transitive, usually, used in the passive voice) To tell a rumor about; to gossip.
- John is rumored to be next in line for a promotion.