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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a roundabout or ambiguous manner.

Usage examples (31)
  • Adjective : backhanded writing. ,backhanded methods; a backhanded compliment
  • Drudge backhandedly acknowledges GOP Senator made Alito's wife cry
  • We backhandedly salute the Obama administration for exposing this.
  • Even famously LA-averse Pitchfork. com begrudgingly (and rather backhandedly) approved. for more
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