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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having said mean or spiteful things about (one absent).

Usage examples (9)
  • Now backbiting is often profitable to those who are backbitten: for
  • No worse than they are backbitten, sir; for they have marvellous foul linen.
  • I won't, suffer his honor to be backbitten before his own face -- for it's next to that.
  • General Ople was the hero to champion a lady whose airs of haughtiness caused her to be somewhat backbitten. for more
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