Synonyms for backhanded
- 1. backhand, hit
- usage: hit a tennis ball backhand
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- 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"