• used to describe what is being said in rumors
see also: rumor


  • The estate sold for a 'rumored' $12 million. [=people say that it sold for $12 million, but that may not be true]

  • It 'was rumored that' the factory was going to move overseas, but that turned out to be false.

  • The new boss 'is rumored to be' a bit of a tyrant.

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