The word “backhanded” has 3 syllables: back-hand-ed.

It's pronounced as /ˌbækˈhændɪd/.

What is synonym and antonym for backhanded?

In the thesaurus, “backhanded” has 12 synonyms and 8 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for backhanded along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for backhanded

  • double
  • fake
  • hollow
  • hypocritical
  • insincere
  • lip
  • meaningless
  • phoney
  • pretended
  • sarcastic
  • strained
  • superficial

Antonyms for backhanded

  • artless
  • candid
  • direct
  • genuine
  • heartfelt
  • honest
  • sincere
  • unfeigned

Meanings of backhanded

  • verb
    1. To execute a backhand stroke or throw.
    2. To slap with the back of one's hand.
  • adjective
    1. With the back of the hand.
    2. Involving a backward flip of the hand.
    3. Insincere, sarcastic, ironic, or self-contradictory.
    4. Indirect.
    5. Backwards, turned around.
    6. (of writing) inclining to the left.
    7. Retrospective, occurring after the fact rather than in advance.
    8. Self-serving, corrupt, slipshod, or neglectful.
  • adverb
    1. In a backhanded manner.

Example Sentences

  • She delivered a subtle but effective backhanded compliment during the conversation.
  • The politician attempted to disguise criticism with a backhanded compliment.
  • His backhanded attempt at humor fell flat in the awkward silence.
  • The praise seemed genuine, but it carried a hidden backhanded insult.
  • The review contained a mix of positive and backhanded comments about the performance.

On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to backhanded, such as: artless, candid, direct, double, fake, genuine, heartfelt.

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