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: meanness of others

        John backbit Mary to his friends.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: backbit
        Arg1: Mary