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Synonyms for backhanded
ˈbækˌhæn dɪdback·hand·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backhand(a), backhandedadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    direct

  2. backhandedadjective

    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:
    backhand(a)

    Antonyms:
    direct

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. backhandedadjective

    Synonyms:
    inclining to the left hand (as writing)

  2. backhandedadjective

    Synonyms:
    outward and backward

  3. backhandedadjective

    Synonyms:
    indirect, unfair

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  1. Oprah Winfrey:

    In that political structure -- all the non-truths, the bullsh * t, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on -- I feel like I could not exist, i would not be able to do it. It's not a clean business. It would kill me.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    We may see a few shots coming our direction, and I suppose in a sense that's a backhanded compliment.

  3. Oprah Winfrey:

    In that political structure - all the non-truths, the bullshit, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on - I feel like I could not exist, i would not be able to do it. It's not a clean business. It would kill me.

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Translations for backhanded

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  • ambiguoSpanish
  • backhandedPersian
  • bakhandar-, vafasamur, öfugsnúinn, klunnalegur, tvíræður, klaufskur, gerður með handarbakinu, hallandi til vinstriIcelandic

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