Complete Definition of "backhanded"

English

Etymology
From back + hand + -ed

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-backhanded.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

#With the hand turned backward.
#:a backhanded blow
#indirect|Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic.
#:a backhanded compliment

  1. Turned back
  2. (of writing) inclining to the left

#:backhanded letters

Translations
trans-top|With the hand turned backward
Icelandic: bakhandar-, gerður með handarbakinu m, gerð með handarbakinu f, gert með handarbakinu n
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trans-top|Indirect; awkward
Icelandic: klunnalegur m, klunnaleg f, klunnalegt n; klaufskur m, klaufsk f, klaufskt n
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trans-top|Turned back
Icelandic: öfugsnúinn m, öfugsnúin f, öfugsnúið n; tvíræður m, tvíræð f, tvírætt n; vafasamur m, vafasöm f, vafasamt n
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trans-top|Of writing
Icelandic: hallandi til vinstri mfn
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See also
backhand

io:backhanded
te:backhanded
vi:backhanded
zh:backhanded

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