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Definition 1: (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for backhanded in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: roundabout or ambiguous - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where backhanded or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity
  • a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal

(backhanded is similar to ...) extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action

"making indirect but legitimate inquiries" "an indirect insult" "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind" "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest" "known as a shady indirect fellow"

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