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
HIGHLIGHTS Detroit center fielder JaCoby Jones made a leaping, twisting, backhanded catch Saturday to take a home run away from Adrian Beltre in the Tigers’ 7-2 win over Texas.
The backhanded criticism of Jordan was more of a slap at Cuban and the Mavs.
It wasn’t bombed from his cushy office inside the left faceoff circle, though, but backhanded while tumbling face-first through traffic outside the Vegas crease, an extra dash of grease from a diesel engine.
Shore took a backhanded pass from Andy Andreoff in the left circle, worked the puck into the slot, and fired a shot over Sateri's glove at 3:09 of the second period.
Boston won a crucial neutral zone faceoff late in its penalty kill, but Chara flubbed a backhanded clearance attempt.
When the subject of former President Barack Obama's administration came up in the second interview, Barr paid Jarett a backhanded compliment.
The moves are lauded by gun-safety advocates but criticized by the gun industry that views them as a backhanded way of undermining the Second Amendment.
The backhanded compliment is evidence of the lingering tension between Republican heavyweights who represent different wings of the GOP.
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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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