backhanded

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From back + hand + -ed

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

backhanded (comparative more backhanded, superlative most backhanded)

  1. With the hand turned backward.
    a backhanded blow
  2. Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic.
    a backhanded compliment
  3. Turned back
  4. (of writing) inclining to the left
    backhanded letters

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Verb[edit]

backhanded

  1. simple past tense and past participle of backhand

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