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Backhanded - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Backhanded' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Backhanded [ a.]
- With the hand turned backward; as, a backhanded blow.
- Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic; as, a backhanded compliment.
- Turned back, or inclining to the left; as, a backhanded letters.

Meaning of 'Backhanded' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . backhanded [ s]
Meaning (1):
- roundabout or ambiguous
Example in sentence:
  • a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal;
  • attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity