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Backbiting vs. Gossiping

Difference Between Backbiting and Gossiping

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Backbiting

Backbiting or tale-bearing is to slander someone in their absence — to bite them behind their back. Originally, backbiting referred to an unsporting attack from the rear in the blood sport of bearbaiting.
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Gossiping

Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
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Backbiting

To speak spitefully or slanderously about (another).
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Gossiping

A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts.
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Backbiting

To speak spitefully or slanderously about a person.
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Gossiping

Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
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Backbiting

The action of slandering a person without that person's knowledge.
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Gossiping

A close friend or companion.
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Backbiting

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

Chiefly British A godparent.
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Backbiting

Present participle of backbite
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Gossiping

To engage in or spread gossip
Gossiped about the neighbors.
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Backbiting

Secret slander; detraction.
Backbiting, and bearing of false witness.
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Gossiping

Present participle of gossip
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Gossiping

Act of making a gossip.
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Gossiping

A conversation that spreads personal information about other people
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