Definition of backbiting in English:
Malicious talk about someone who is not present: members have grown tired of the backbiting in the group [as modifier]: there were backbiting accusations among some sections of the press
More example sentences
- They never use profane language, bear false witness, engage in slander, gossip or backbiting, or even listen to such debasing talk.
- There was tremendous in-fighting, factionalism, backbiting, accusations about whose guru was on the highest path and so on.
- The girls changed agents, changed publishers, and were, as you might expect, subject to a certain amount of backbiting and jealousy among the writing community.
malicious talk, spiteful talk, slander, libel, defamation, abuse, character assassination, scandalmongering, disparagement, denigration, vilification, vituperation, calumny, revilement;
- 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.
- 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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