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"backbiting" in British English

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backbitingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈbækˌbaɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
unpleasant and ​unkind words that are said about someone who is not there: A lot of backbiting goes on in ​ouroffice.
(Definition of backbiting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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backbitingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbækˌbɑɪ·t̬ɪŋ/
unpleasant or ​unkindremarks made about a ​person who is not ​present: There’s a lot of backbiting and ​disarray among ​keyofficials.
(Definition of backbiting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “backbiting”
in Chinese (Simplified) 背后说的坏话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 背後說的壞話, 背後誹謗,背後中傷…
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