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backhanded

adjective uk   us   /ˌbækˈhæn.dɪd/
A backhanded remark seems pleasant but may really be a criticism or mean something unkind: a backhanded compliment
Translations of “backhanded”
in Chinese (Traditional) (話語中)隱含批評(或譏諷)的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (话语中)隐含批评(或讥讽)的…
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