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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM backbitebackbiter, noun
Example sentences from the Web for backbite
The widow was no gossip, no backbiter, but a woman of opinions and a nimble tongue undeterred by fear or favor.Sudden Jim|Clarence Budington Kelland
I know thee for a liar, a deceiver, a backbiter, and a spirit of insatiable malevolence.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)|James Hogg
The flatterer, the backbiter, the spy,—these find here a rich soil.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Would the slanderer, or backbiter, or hypocrite, indulge their habits if they realized this truth?The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern|Knowles King
Here is something to confute the old backbiter,' and he clapped with his thick short hand a heavy leather pocket-book.The Immortal|Alphonse Daudet