Definition of Backbiter

1. Noun. One who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel.




Definition of Backbiter

1. n. One who backbites; a secret calumniator or detractor.

Definition of Backbiter

1. Noun. person who says nasty things about another person behind the second person's back: that is, out of sight and hearing of the second person. ¹

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Definition of Backbiter

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backbiter

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backband
backbands
backbeat
backbeats
backbench
backbencher
backbenchers
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backbend
backbends
backbit
backbite
backbiter (current term)
backbiters
backbites
backbiting
backbitings
backbitten
backblast
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backblock
backblocks
backboard
backboard splint
backboards
backbond
backbonding ligand

Literary usage of Backbiter

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1. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"The backbiter is always hated, and if now and then one of the great consorts with him, it is less from pleasure in his sneers than from esteem for his ..."

2. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"Fi g., a term of reproach, dog, T. ; of a backbiter, H. ; of t miser, H. ; of parasites: multa ... backbiter ..."

3. Memoirs of the Life of William Shakespeare: With an Essay Toward the by Richard Grant White (1866)
"backbiter then makes him acquainted with Avarice and the other deadly sins, of whom Luxury — in these plays always a woman — becomes his leman. ..."

4. Origines Ecclesiasticæ: The Antiquities of the Christian Church. With Two by Joseph Bingham (1856)
"... of the lurking whisperer and backbiter: against whose venomous tongues St. Austin is said to have endeavoured to guard his own family and conversation, ..."

5. The Characters of Theophrastus by Theophrastus (1902)
"When the backbiter is asked " Who is so and so ?" he begins, like the genealogists, with the man's ancestry. " His father's name was originally Sosias ..."

6. A Gift for Muslim Women = by Muḥammad ʻĀshiq Ilāhī (2001)
"The backbiter earns no profit. His sins go on multiplying. His evil action and mischief creates disputes amount loving and devoted parties. ..."

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