1. (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
Similar word(s): backhand
2. roundabout or ambiguous
- attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity
- a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal
Similar word(s): indirect
1. In a backhanded manner.
1. simple past tense and past participle of backhand