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back·hand·ed

backhanded

 
pronunciation:
baek haen dihd
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in the manner of a backhand.
His backhanded shot won the point.
definition 2: having an ambiguous meaning; oblique.
His comment that her playing was "much better than expected" seemed like backhanded praise.
antonyms:
direct
similar words:
oblique
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part of speech: adverb
definition: with or in the manner of a backhand.
derivations: backhandedly (adv.), backhandedness (n.)