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.
Origin of backbite
Synonyms for backbite
Related Words for backbitelie, traduce, spite, malign, denigrate, scandalize, slander, abuse, gossip, vilify, calumniate, backstab
Examples from the Web for backbite
Historical Examples of backbite
The first thing old Backbite said when he heard of it was, 'H'm!Marion's Faith.
They who were most benefited are often the first to most loudly complain and to backbite.The Toilers of the Field
Besides, the way people gossip and backbite is the very devil!Three Comedies
Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
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
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