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Trouble seemed to arise not from big issues like race but from petty gossip and backbiting.

Never mind recent reports of backbiting and fingerpointing within the Perry camp.

The Koran warns against “backbiting,” and so does the Torah, which calls it “evil tongue.”

Matt Latimer on the petty backbiting that has plagued his tenure from the start.

Of course, now that the reorganization is official, the speculation stops and the backbiting from disenchanted executives begins.

He hated any species of backbiting, and he had heard of Burleigh as an adept in the art, and a man to be feared.

But I cannot bear that a slanderous backbiting tongue should make you think that I have seen no service.

To do so is to engage my daughter to sorrow, and hope deferred, and miserable backbiting!

For those were happy times when backbiting among artists took the more manly form of poisoning.

They were much given to gluttony and drinking; and there was an unthinkable amount of scandal and backbiting and jealousy.


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to backbiting, such as: abuse, gossip, lie, slander, spite, and aspersion.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.