How to use Backhanded in a sentence
Dean backhanded her again, following her to the ground.
Victor backhanded Elisabeth one last time and growled, "That's more like it."
It has been suggested, however, that this somewhat backhanded compliment was intended rather to rub salt into Hooke's wounds.
She said nothing at his words, surprised as always by his backhanded compliments and tormented by the knowledge that she had to do something that would hurt them both.
Our fourth opportunity, albeit a rather backhanded one, is to throw away all this collaborative baggage.Advertisement
He pulled her away from the wall and backhanded her hard enough for her to feel nauseous.
Avoid backhanded compliments - Some books and dating gurus advise that insulting a woman is actually a way to gain her affection.