Definitions For Backbiting

Etymology 1

from middle english bakbitynge, bacbiting, bacbitung, equivalent to backbite + ing.

Noun

BACKBITING. (countable and uncountable, plural BACKBITINGs) The action of slandering a person without that person's knowledge.

Translations

Arabic: غِيبَة, f Azerbaijani: qeybət Irish: fodhord, m Italian: maldicenza, f, sussurrio, m, diceria, f, ciarla, f Malagasy: fifosana Persian: دشتیاد (doštyâd, sc=fa-Arab), غیبت Russian: гыйба Turkish: gıybet Urdu: غیبت

Etymology 2

From Middle English bakbytynge, equivalent to {{af, en, backbite, -ing}}.

Adjective

slanderous, slanderous or speaking badly, especially of a person without that person's knowledge.

Verb

{{present participle of, en, backbite, nocat=1}}

Is Backbiting a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
21
Words with Friends
26

The word Backbiting is worth 21 points in Scrabble and 26 points in Words with Friends

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