backbiting

The word “backbiting” has 3 syllables: back-bit-ing.

It's pronounced as /ˈbækˌbaɪtɪŋ/.


What is synonym and antonym for backbiting?

In the thesaurus, “backbiting” has 9 synonyms and 7 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for backbiting along with examples of usage in sentences.


Synonyms for backbiting

  • aspersion
  • calumny
  • defamation
  • denigration
  • detraction
  • disparagement
  • libel
  • slander
  • vilification

Antonyms for backbiting

  • acclaim
  • aggrandizement
  • approval
  • exaltation
  • glorification
  • magnification
  • praise

Meanings of backbiting

  • noun
    1. The action of slandering a person without that person's knowledge.
  • verb
    1. To make spiteful slanderous or defamatory statements about someone.
    2. To attack from behind or when out of earshot with spiteful or defamatory remarks.
    3. To speak badly of an absent individual.
  • adjective
    1. Slanderous or speaking badly, especially of a person without that person's knowledge.

Example Sentences

  • The office was filled with whispers and backbiting.
  • She distanced herself from the toxic environment of constant backbiting.
  • The community suffered from the harmful effects of persistent backbiting.
  • The friendship ended due to the betrayal of backbiting comments.
  • The team's success was hindered by internal conflicts and backbiting.

On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to backbiting, such as: acclaim, aggrandizement, approval, aspersion, calumny, defamation, denigration.

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