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Synonyms for backhandedˈbækˌhæn dɪd

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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"



Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. backhanded(a.)

    inclining to the left hand (as writing)

  2. backhanded(a.)

    outward and backward

  3. backhanded(a.)

    indirect, unfair

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

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