Roleset id: backbite.01 , to attack the character or reputation of someone who is not present, Source: , vncls: , framnet: backbite.01: BACKBITE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'backbite' based on dictionary.com. Verbnet entry 33.frame by Perryn (from backbite.01-v predicate notes)
Arg0-PAG: attacker, agent (vnrole: 33-agent)
Arg1-PPT: entity attacked (vnrole: 33-theme)
Arg2-CAU: attacked about
Example: meanness of others
John backbit Mary to his friends.