Definitions for backhandedness
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
performed with the back of the hand turned or facing forward:
a backhanded stroke.
sloping in a downward direction from left to right:
oblique or ambiguous in meaning:
a backhanded compliment.
(adv.)with the hand across the body; backhand:
He caught the ball backhanded.
Origin of backhanded:
The quality of being backhanded; the use of indirect tactics.
state of being backhanded; the using of backhanded or indirect methods
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