backbite (Sir Benjamin), nephew of Crabtree, very conceited, and very censorious.
The first thing old backbite said when he heard of it was, 'H'm!
From these though descended our manners are mended,Though still we can grin and backbite!
Death, however ignominious, rather than remorse—the backbite of inwit, in the quaint language of our forefathers.
He could not backbite, nor envy, nor prevaricate, nor jump at mean motives for generous acts.
We are all friends; of course we are friends, and we all backbite each other and carry scandal and intrigue.
I am sorry to be obliged to backbite, but really and truly we dont like Mrs. De Lancey Smythe.
A parcel of old women who delight in having some one to run down and backbite.
They who were most benefited are often the first to most loudly complain and to backbite.
To backbite is to speak something secretly to one's injury; to calumniate is to invent as well as utter the injurious charge.
In Ps. 15:3, the rendering of a word which means to run about tattling, calumniating; in Prov. 25:23, secret talebearing or slandering; in Rom. 1:30 and 2 Cor. 12:20, evil-speaking, maliciously defaming the absent.