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See definition of backbiter on Dictionary.com
  • as inenemy
  • as inshrew

synonyms for backbiter

  • adversary
  • agent
  • antagonist
  • attacker
  • bandit
  • competitor
  • criminal
  • detractor
  • foe
  • guerrilla
  • invader
  • murderer
  • opponent
  • opposition
  • prosecutor
  • rebel
  • rival
  • spy
  • terrorist
  • traitor
  • villain
  • assailant
  • assassin
  • betrayer
  • contender
  • defamer
  • defiler
  • disputant
  • emulator
  • falsifier
  • informer
  • inquisitor
  • revolutionary
  • saboteur
  • slanderer
  • traducer
  • vilifier
  • archenemy
  • asperser
  • bad person
  • calumniator
  • fifth column
  • other side
  • seditionist
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antonyms for backbiter

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  • ally
  • associate
  • friend
  • helper
  • law
  • police
  • supporter
  • aide
  • assistant
  • confidante
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    How to use backbiter in a sentence

    The widow was no gossip, no backbiter, but a woman of opinions and a nimble tongue undeterred by fear or favor.
    SUDDEN JIMCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
    I know thee for a liar, a deceiver, a backbiter, and a spirit of insatiable malevolence.
    THE THREE PERILS OF MAN, VOL. 3 (OF 3)JAMES HOGG
    The flatterer, the backbiter, the spy,—these find here a rich soil.
    PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
    Would the slanderer, or backbiter, or hypocrite, indulge their habits if they realized this truth?
    THE WESLEYAN METHODIST PULPIT IN MALVERNKNOWLES KING
    Here is something to confute the old backbiter,' and he clapped with his thick short hand a heavy leather pocket-book.
    THE IMMORTALALPHONSE DAUDET
    It was therefore agreeable to find one of the Mystery detractors actually named Backbiter.
    THE GROTESQUE IN CHURCH ARTT. TINDALL WILDRIDGE
    As to Backbiter, the rat-tailed and spavined bone-setter, curse me if I would have him as a gift: a noble beast!
    HORSE-SHOE ROBINSONJOHN PENDLETON KENNEDY
    On more than one occasion he contradicts himself flatly, and he is an inveterate backbiter and gossip.
    THE STORY OF BRUGESERNEST GILLIAT-SMITH
    He had only just been in time then—only just in time to stop the mouth of this blatant backbiter in priest's raiment.
    ALAS!RHODA BROUGHTON
    Nobody could call him a detractor or a backbiter or a talebearer or a liar.
    BUNYAN CHARACTERSALEXANDER WHYTE
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

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