Definitions for backhandedness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•hand•edˈbækˌhæn dɪd(adj.)

  1. performed with the back of the hand turned or facing forward:

    a backhanded stroke.

  2. sloping in a downward direction from left to right:

    backhanded writing.

  3. oblique or ambiguous in meaning:

    a backhanded compliment.

  4. (adv.)with the hand across the body; backhand:

    He caught the ball backhanded.

Origin of backhanded:




  1. backhandedness(Noun)

    The quality of being backhanded; the use of indirect tactics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backhandedness(noun)

    state of being backhanded; the using of backhanded or indirect methods


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