backbite
Verb

backbite (backbites, present participle backbiting; past backbit, past participle backbitten)

  1. To make spiteful slanderous or defamatory statements about someone.
  2. (informal) To attack from behind or when out of earshot with spiteful or defamatory remarks.
  3. To speak badly of an absent individual.
Synonyms Translations Noun

backbite (plural backbites)

  1. One who engages in backbiting; a backbiter.



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