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Meaning of “backhanded” in the English Dictionary

"backhanded" in British English

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backhandedadjective

uk   us   /ˌbækˈhæn.dɪd/
A backhanded ​remarkseemspleasant but may really be a ​criticism or ​mean something ​unkind: a backhanded compliment
(Definition of backhanded from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"backhanded" in American English

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backhandedadjective

 us   /ˈbækˈhæn·dɪd/
(of something said) not ​clear and usually ​meaning the ​opposite of what it ​seems to ​mean: Her backhanded ​complimentsannoyed everyone.
(Definition of backhanded from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “backhanded”
in Chinese (Simplified) (话语中)隐含批评(或讥讽)的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (話語中)隱含批評(或譏諷)的…
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