Definitions for backhandedˈbækˌhæn dɪd

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word backhanded

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backhand(a), backhanded(adj)

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

  2. backhanded(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"

Wiktionary

  1. backhanded(Adjective)

    With the hand turned backward.

    a backhanded blow

  2. backhanded(Adjective)

    Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic.

    a backhanded compliment

  3. backhanded(Adjective)

    Turned back

  4. backhanded(Adjective)

    (of writing) inclining to the left

    backhanded letters

  5. Origin: From back + hand + -ed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backhanded(adj)

    with the hand turned backward; as, a backhanded blow

  2. Backhanded(adj)

    indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic; as, a backhanded compliment

  3. Backhanded(adj)

    turned back, or inclining to the left; as, a backhanded letters

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backhanded in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backhanded in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ted Cruz:

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

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Translations for backhanded

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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