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Noun
The action of slandering a person without that person's knowledge
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“But people don't know the background of arguments and backbiting that has been going on over the state of the equipment and their refusal to give us concession prices.”
Noun
Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way
Noun
Fighting or quarreling among the members of a single group or side
Noun
A lack of veracity
Noun
A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck
Adjective
Having or showing a desire to cause someone pain or suffering for the sheer enjoyment of it
Adjective
Damaging to someone's reputation, especially if untrue
Adjective
Of or pertaining to a shrew (a nagging, ill-tempered woman)
Adjective
Causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment
Adjective
Behaving or prone to behave in an untrustworthy, deceitful, or insincere way
Adjective
Using or characterized by irony
Verb
Present participle for to make spiteful slanderous or defamatory statements about someone
“They backbite about their colleagues.”
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