Definitions For Backbiting

Etymology 1

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


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


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}}.


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


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

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