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
Recent Examples of backhanded from the Web
Of course, depending on one’s age and outlook, this description might seem like a backhanded compliment.
But second baseman Gleyber Torres made a fine backhanded catch of Alex Bregman’s flare into shallow center field that seemed to settle Severino.
The backhanded play John Carroll third baseman Hunter Tipton made on a sharp grounder down the line was suited for the big leagues.
However, one backhanded compliment riled everyone up — including Christie.
That’s sort of a backhanded compliment to Jones because the actual 2016 draft class has been a disappointment so far.
His support for Assad once earned him a spot on the Islamic State’s enemies list — something the senator regarded as a backhanded compliment.
Some of the media's back-patting is also backhanded, to be sure.
Aaron Hicks hit a chopper up the first-base line and Stroman made a backhanded toss to catcher Luke Maile, trying for a forceout.
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BACKHANDED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of backhanded for English Language Learners
: not direct or sincere
sports : using or done with a backhand
BACKHANDED Defined for Kids
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