Definition of backbiting in English:

backbiting

Line breaks: back|bit¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbakbʌɪtɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Derivatives

backbite

verb
More example sentences
  • Instead of attending to their work, your workmen waste their time in gossip and backbiting about you.
  • At this some male chauvinist of the village started feeling worried about her knowledge and activities and started backbiting and accusing her of being a member of a banned outfit.
  • Everyone seems to be plotting and backbiting against everyone else in the local Labour party, which makes identifying the source of the whispering campaign extremely difficult.

backbiter

noun
More example sentences
  • In every sermon he would rail against backbiters, slanderers, hypocrites, perverts, etc.
  • The winners just kept flowing, but growing fame also brought him his share of jealous backbiters, and he acquired the nickname ‘The Tinman’ because of a Piggott-like love of money.
  • She went on to accuse ‘that little band of backbiters that surrounds him’ of undermining the party, her party.

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