backhanded Definition

  • 1indirect, insincere, or sarcastic
  • 2using a backhand stroke in tennis or other sports

Using backhanded: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "backhanded" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She gave him a backhanded compliment, saying he looked good for his age.

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    His apology was backhanded and insincere.

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    The article contained a backhanded criticism of the company's management.

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    He won the point with a backhanded shot down the line.

backhanded Synonyms and Antonyms


Summary: backhanded in Brief

The term 'backhanded' [bak-han-did] can mean indirect, insincere, or sarcastic, as in 'She gave him a backhanded compliment.' It can also refer to using a backhand stroke in sports like tennis, as in 'He won the point with a backhanded shot.'