Definitions for backbiteˈbækˌbaɪt
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say mean things
One who engages in backbiting; a backbiter.
To make spiteful slanderous or defamatory statements about someone.
To attack from behind or when out of earshot.
To speak badly of an absent individual.
Origin: From bakbiten, bacbiten, equivalent to . Cognate with bakbíta.
to wound by clandestine detraction; to censure meanly or spitefully (an absent person); to slander or speak evil of (one absent)
to censure or revile the absent
Translations for backbite
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- afterreden, verleumden, anschwärzenGerman
- salir, diffamer, calomnierFrench
- baknaga, rógbera, rægjaIcelandic
- 陰口を言う, 中傷Japanese
- злословить, [[поливать]] [[грязь, хулить, хаять, порочитьRussian
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