verb (used with object), back·bit, back·bit·ten or (Informal) back·bit; back·bit·ing.
verb (used without object), back·bit, back·bit·ten or (Informal) back·bit; back·bit·ing.
Words nearby backbite
OTHER WORDS FROM backbiteback·bit·er, noun
Examples from the Web for backbite
We are all friends; of course we are friends, and we all backbite each other and carry scandal and intrigue.The Lady of Lynn|Walter Besant
Death, however ignominious, rather than remorse—the backbite of inwit, in the quaint language of our forefathers.Happiness in Purgatory|Anonymous
He could not backbite, nor envy, nor prevaricate, nor jump at mean motives for generous acts.The Little White Bird|J. M. Barrie
I am sorry to be obliged to backbite, but really and truly we dont like Mrs. De Lancey Smythe.The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach|Laura Dent Crane
To backbite is to speak something secretly to one's injury; to calumniate is to invent as well as utter the injurious charge.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald