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
Trouble seemed to arise not from big issues like race but from petty gossip and backbiting.
Never mind recent reports of backbiting and fingerpointing within the Perry camp.Brownback: Rick Perry’s Just Like John McCain in 2008|Lloyd Grove|January 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Koran warns against “backbiting,” and so does the Torah, which calls it “evil tongue.”When Gossip Is Good, from Scandals to Relationships|Allison Yarrow|November 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Matt Latimer on the petty backbiting that has plagued his tenure from the start.
Of course, now that the reorganization is official, the speculation stops and the backbiting from disenchanted executives begins.
He hated any species of backbiting, and he had heard of Burleigh as an adept in the art, and a man to be feared.Warrior Gap|Charles King
But I cannot bear that a slanderous backbiting tongue should make you think that I have seen no service.Can You Forgive Her?|Anthony Trollope
To do so is to engage my daughter to sorrow, and hope deferred, and miserable backbiting!Was It Right to Forgive?|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
For those were happy times when backbiting among artists took the more manly form of poisoning.An Artist's Letters From Japan|John La Farge
They were much given to gluttony and drinking; and there was an unthinkable amount of scandal and backbiting and jealousy.Samuel the Seeker|Upton Sinclair