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 backbiter
It was therefore agreeable to find one of the Mystery detractors actually named Backbiter.The Grotesque in Church Art|T. Tindall Wildridge
He was no backbiter; he refrained, even with me, from hostile criticism of other actors.
Every one has his opportunity, and this robs the plotter and backbiter of his venom.Socialism and Democracy in Europe|Samuel P. Orth
Nobody could call him a detractor or a backbiter or a talebearer or a liar.Bunyan Characters|Alexander Whyte
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