Simple Definition of backhanded
: not direct or sincere
sports : using or done with a backhand
Examples of backhanded in a sentence
We were disappointed by his backhanded apology.
<“You throw okay, for a girl” is a bit of a backhanded compliment>
First Known Use of backhanded
BACKHANDED Defined for Kids
Definition of backhanded for Students
1 : using or done with a backhand <a backhanded catch>
2 : not sincere <backhanded praise>
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