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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Saying mean or spiteful things about (one absent).

Usage examples (27)
  • The criticism here, like much of the political backbiting, is way out of line.
  • Another form of art world backbiting is simply to never offer praise for or speak about a particular artist.
  • We've had a minimum so far of kind of backbiting and factionalism and all that you hear about.
  • Steele says he's tired of "backbiting" and "nitpicking" within the party following heated for more
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