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
Then in the LSU eighth with Tigers on the corners with one out, cleanup hitter Deichmann cracked a sharp grounder that Gators' first baseman JJ Schwarz backhanded.
The ball skipped under Verlander's glove and then off that of first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who tried a backhanded scoop-toss.
But today's outrage comes amid a national dialog that appears to become more driven by backhanded tweets by the day.
Tejada singled in the second to go with his fifth-inning double and also made a nice backhanded diving play at third on Castro’s sharply hit grounder to get the Orioles out of the seventh inning.
Centerfielder Jared Czarnecki sprinted right and reached across his body to make a splendid backhanded catch to rob Marica of extra bases to end the fifth.
In the top of the sixth, Josh Anderson laced a rocket down third-base line, but Chicago Christian's third baseman made a backhanded grab to prevent a hit.
Gomes reached to snatch the long hop backhanded, whirled and dived into Peraza for the out.
But in more than half the wines tasted, the country of origin was difficult to discern, and that is a not-so-backhanded compliment to the California contingent.
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First Known Use of backhanded
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
Definition of backhanded for Students
1 : using or done with a backhand a backhanded catch
2 : not sincere backhanded praise
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