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
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Quick was able to stop initial shots by Brady Skjei and Mats Zuccarello, but Vesey backhanded in the rebound from the edge of the crease.
Seemingly in one motion, Crosby shoveled Guentzel's deflection up to himself, then in a move more suited for a tennis racket, batted the puck backhanded past Montreal goaltender Carey Price, who is also widely regarded as the best at his position.
Which was a backhanded way of saying that the concerns were misplaced and Apple really did nothing wrong.
The Little Mermaid's Ursula was based off Divine, which is something of a backhanded compliment to John Waters's muse.
In another episode of Social Media: The #1 Killer of Celebrities' Careers, Iggy Azalea responded to a fan's backhanded compliment by displacing the blame...onto Britney Spears.
Thanks to a nifty backhanded breakaway goal from sophomore Jim Tepper with six minutes to go in regulation, Shrewsbury slipped by unbeaten Hanover, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at TD Garden to repeat as MIAA Division 3 boys’ hockey champion.
Also, this explanation seems like a backhanded compliment to NASCAR drivers, offensive linemen or second basemen – or all of the above.
The trio enjoyed an extended possession in the Rangers zone before Trocheck fed Vatrano a no-look, backhanded pass from the corner.
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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
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