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backbite Explained

backbite at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['bæk'baıt]

backbite at English irregular forms Of Explained:

r several sleepless ni

BACKBITE at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

ill be considered (to be...)
may after all be accepted asbu4 hao3no goodbu4

Backbite at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

aracter, hieroglyph, sign, writing, type, printing, ideogram, alphabet[ADJ] (Letter): literal, alphabetical, abecedarian, syllabic, scriptural.[ADJ] (Height): high, elevated, eminent, exalted, lofty, tall, gigantic, towering

Backbite at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Backbite \Back"bite`\, v. i. [2nd back, n., + bite]
To wound by clandestine detraction; to censure meanly or
spitefully (an absent person); to slander or speak evil of
(one absent). --Spenser.

Backbite \Back"bite`\, v. i.
To censure or revile the absent.

They are arrant knaves, and will backbite. --Shak.

backbite at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

backbite
v : say mean things [syn: {bitch}]
[also: {backbitten}, {backbit}]

backbite at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Alternative forms

* back-bite

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » bakbiten|lang=enm, Inter: term » bacbiten|lang=enm, equivalent to Inter: compound » back|bite. Cognate with Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » bakbíta||to backbite, vilify|lang=is.

Verb

Inter: en-verb » backbites|backbiting|backbit|backbitten
  • To make spiteful slanderous or defamatory statements about someone.
    1. Inter: informa » l To attack from behind or when out of earshot.
    2. To speak badly of an absent individual.

      Synonyms

      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:defame -

      Derived terms

      * backbiter

  • backbiting

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » to make defamatory statements about another
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|злословя
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|戳脊梁骨|tr=chuō jǐlianggǔ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|戳脊梁|tr=chuō jǐliang|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|誹謗|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|诽谤|tr=fěibàng|sc=Hani
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|calomnier, Inter: t+ » fr|salir, Inter: t+ » fr|diffamer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|verleumden, Inter: t- » de|afterreden, Inter: t+ » de|anschwärzen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Icelandic: baknaga, rægja, rógbera
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|陰口を言う|tr=かげぐちをいう, kageguchi o iu|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|中傷|tr=ちゅうしょうする, chūshō suru|alt=中傷する|sc=Jpan
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|злословить|tr=zloslóvitʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|хаять|tr=xájatʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|хулить|tr=xulítʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|порочить|tr=poróčitʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|поливать грязью|tr=polivátʹ grjázʹju|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » lit.: pour dirt on
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|calumniar


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • One who engages in backbiting; a backbiter.

  • Translation: et » backbite
    Translation: fa » backbite
    Translation: fr » backbite
    Translation: ko » backbite
    Translation: hr » backbite
    Translation: io » backbite
    Translation: ku » backbite
    Translation: mg » backbite
    Translation: my » backbite
    Translation: pl » backbite
    Translation: pt » backbite
    Translation: ta » backbite
    Translation: te » backbite
    Translation: vi » backbite
    Translation: zh » backbite