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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. say mean things;
[syn: backbite, bitch]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Backbite \Back"bite`\, v. t. [2d 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Backbite \Back"bite`\, v. i. To censure or revile the absent. [1913 Webster] They are arrant knaves, and will backbite. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

backbite v 1: say mean things [syn: backbite, bitch]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Backbite In Ps. 15:3, the rendering of a word which means to run about tattling, calumniating; in Prov. 25:23, secret talebearing or slandering; in Rom. 1:30 and 2 Cor. 12:20, evil-speaking, maliciously defaming the absent.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

BACKBITE, v.t. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you.