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synonyms for backbite

  • abuse
  • badmouth
  • calumniate
  • denigrate
  • gossip
  • lie
  • malign
  • scandalize
  • slander
  • spite
  • traduce
  • vilify
  • backstab
See also synonyms for: backbiting
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antonyms for backbite

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  • cherish
  • commend
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • help
  • honor
  • praise
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How to use backbite in a sentence

We are all friends; of course we are friends, and we all backbite each other and carry scandal and intrigue.
THE LADY OF LYNNWALTER BESANT
Mrs. Portal talked scandal herself and enjoyed it, but she didn't backbite, which is the difference between good and ill nature.
POPPYCYNTHIA STOCKLEY
Backbite (Sir Benjamin), nephew of Crabtree, very conceited, and very censorious.
CHARACTER SKETCHES OF ROMANCE, FICTION AND THE DRAMA, VOL 1THE REV. E. COBHAM BREWER, LL.D.
Even as thou art scandalizing others, thine own nature is being abased, whilst those whom thou dost backbite remain the same.
THE SILVER LININGJOHN ROUSSEL
From these though descended our manners are mended,Though still we can grin and backbite!
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
Roger de Backbite and Peter de Toadhole are intended to be quite real.
THACKERAYANTHONY TROLLOPE
Ivanhoe, too, is killed at the siege,—Sir Roger de Backbite having stabbed him in the back during the scene.
THACKERAYANTHONY TROLLOPE
Besides, the way people gossip and backbite is the very devil!
THREE COMEDIESBJRNSTJERNE M. BJRNSON
He could not backbite, nor envy, nor prevaricate, nor jump at mean motives for generous acts.
THE LITTLE WHITE BIRDJ. M. BARRIE
A parcel of old women who delight in having some one to run down and backbite.
THE CLAVERINGSANTHONY TROLLOPE
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