meaning of backhanded

backhanded meaning in General Dictionary

Stroked with a backhand2 as a backhanded drive

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  • With the hand switched backward as a backhanded blow
  • (of racket shots) made over the human body with back of hand facing path of stroke
  • roundabout or ambiguous
  • Using The hand turned backward; because, a backhanded blow.
  • Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic; since, a backhanded praise.
  • Turned back, or inclining left; since, a backhanded letters.

backhanded meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) With the hand switched backwards; because, a backhanded blow.

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  • (a.) Indirect; uncomfortable; insincere; sarcastic; because, a backhanded match.
  • (a.) Turned back, or inclining to the left; as, a backhanded letters.

Sentence Examples with the word backhanded

He pulled her away from the wall and backhanded her hard enough for her to feel nauseous.

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