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wicked tongue

The tendency to speak maliciously. Watch out for Ben—he has a wicked tongue and will probably say something upsetting before the night is over, Can't you say anything nice? You have such a wicked tongue!
See also: tongue, wicked
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Some of the tales have a moralistic purpose, such as "The Wicked Tongue" by Mohammed Moulessehoul, which teaches a lesson about slander.