— back·hand·ed·ly adverb
Examples of BACKHANDED
- 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
Related to BACKHANDED
- artificial, insincere, counterfeit, double, double-dealing, double-faced, fake, feigned, hypocritical, Janus-faced, jive [slang], left-handed, lip, mealy, mealymouthed, Pecksniffian, phony (also phoney), phony-baloney (or phoney-baloney), pretended, two-faced, unctuous
- artless, candid, genuine, heartfelt, honest, sincere, undesigning, unfeigned
Rhymes with BACKHANDED
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