backhanded

Primary Meanings of backhanded

1.
adj
(of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
2.
adj
roundabout or ambiguous
Full Definitions of backhanded
1

adj (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke

Synonyms:
backhand
Antonyms:
forehand, forehanded
(of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke
2

adj roundabout or ambiguous

“attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity”
“a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal”
Synonyms:
indirect
extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action

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