Predicate: backbite

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 Verbnet entry 33.frame by Perryn (from backbite.01-v predicate notes)


backbite (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: attacker, agent (vnrole: 33-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity attacked (vnrole: 33-theme)
        Arg2-CAU: attacked about

Example: ARG0 and ARG1

        We're backbiting each other over tiny plots of land and you look at all these unused fields.

        Arg0: We're
        Rel: each
        Arg1: other over
        Arg2: tiny plots of land and