backhanded definition

  • adjective:
    • Sports made out of or using a backhand: a backhanded chance into the opponent's courtroom.
    • Oblique or roundabout: a backhanded go with.
    • with all the hand switched backwards.
    • Indirect; uncomfortable; insincere; sarcastic.
    • Turned back
    • inclining left
    • With the hand turned backward.
    • Indirect; uncomfortable; insincere; sarcastic.
    • turned-back, or inclining to the left.
    • (of racket strokes) made throughout the human body with straight back of hand facing path of stroke
    • roundabout or ambiguous
  • verb:
    • Easy past tense and past participle of backhand.
  • adjective-and-adverb:
    • Stroked with a backhand{2}.
  • others:
    • utilizing the back of the hand: because, a backhanded blow.
    • Done or effected with all the hand turned backward, crosswise, or perhaps in any oblique direction; marked by a backward slope, direction, or result: since, backhanded writing; a backhanded stroke in sword-play or lawn-tennis.
    • Figuratively, oblique in definition; indirect; equivocal; uncertain; sarcastic: as, a backhanded compliment.
    • Twisted in contrary means from typical strategy: stated of a rope.

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