Definition of backbite:
decry, tear down, asperse, calumniate, crimes, holler, revile, depreciate, bitch, gripe, attack, crab, libel, defame, beef, slander, malign, traduce, vilify, cast aspersions on, squawk, disparage, law, bellyache, grouse, slur.
- "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
I cannot fast on account of my years, nor pray on account of the swimming in my head, nor go on pilgrimages for the weakness of my legs, nor give alms because I am poor, nor think rightly because I am given to back- biting, and to be able to backbite one must first think evil.- "The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
- "O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921", Various.