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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.”
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Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way
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Fighting or quarreling among the members of a group or side
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An intentionally false statement
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A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck
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Spiteful or malevolent in nature or manner
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Damaging to someone's reputation, especially if untrue
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Ill-tempered and prone to nagging
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Arousing or meriting strong disgust, aversion, or displeasure
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Behaving or prone to behave in an untrustworthy, deceitful, or insincere way
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Using or characterized by irony
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Verb
Present participle for to make spiteful slanderous or defamatory statements about someone
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“They backbite about their colleagues.”
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Present participle for see backbite
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Present participle for to diminish or take credit from
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Present participle for to inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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Present participle for condemn; criticize severely
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Present participle for to verbally criticize harshly, especially with insulting language
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