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Synonyms of backhanded

Verb


1. backhand, hit

usage: hit a tennis ball backhand

Adjective


1. backhand(prenominal) (vs. forehand), backhanded

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

2. backhanded, indirect (vs. direct)

usage: roundabout or ambiguous; "attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity"; "a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal"

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