A person always complaining like "he is said about you, like that" to another person.

Complaining about you to others and speaking good in front of you like a double game.

Scenario: Guy "a" says to b, "c is talking bad about you" and going to c and telling b is talking bad about you.

2 Going to manager and complaining what that guy said about you at lunch.

What is the right word?

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    I don't understand what you're trying to convey with "he is said about you, like that". Can you try rephrasing or elaborating? Also add 3-4 examples, please.
    – Dan Bron
    Jul 7, 2017 at 15:59
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    You already said that. Can you elaborate on the specific kind of complaint you were asking about with "he is said about you, like that"? Also, please edit this additional information into your question itself. Don't put it in further comments.
    – Dan Bron
    Jul 7, 2017 at 16:00
  • Do you mean a gossip? "He said things like that about you"? Was he was talking about you and criticizing? Jul 7, 2017 at 16:02
  • He may be a hypocrite, or wise to avoid insulting you to your face. There is no "right word or insulting word" guaranteed. Jul 7, 2017 at 16:05
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    @DanBron added a scenario
    – user244611
    Jul 7, 2017 at 16:06

3 Answers 3


If I'm understanding correctly, what you're talking about is a slang term, two-faced.

From Merriam-Webster:



Definition of two–faced for English Language Learners

Not honest or sincere: saying different things to different people in order to get their approval instead of speaking and behaving honestly

Hopefully this is what you were looking for. (:

  • Two-faced backbiting
    – user244611
    Jul 7, 2017 at 16:37

The activity may also be called backstabbing, and the person doing it a backstabber:

betrayal (as by a verbal attack against one not present) especially by a false friend
from m-w.com

A typical work example would be if two people (A and B) are assigned to a project together. A repeatedly tells B how great it is to be working together and how well B is doing; but A also repeatedly tells the boss that B is not doing their part of the job, and that A should be made the project leader and be allowed to replace B with someone else. Person A is backstabbing person B in that situation.


Talebearer (noun)

Merriam Webster:

one that spreads gossip or rumors;

Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition:

A person who officiously tells tales; one who impertinently communicates intelligence or anecdotes, and makes mischief in society by his officiousness.

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