Backhandedness
Backhandedness Back"hand`ed*ness, n. State of being backhanded; the using of backhanded or indirect methods. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • backhandedness — See backhandedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • backhanded — backhandedly, adv. backhandedness, n. /bak han did/, adj. 1. performed with the hand turned backward, crosswise, or in any oblique direction so that the palm of the hand faces in the direction of the body and the back of the hand faces in the… …   Universalium

  • backhanded — /bækˈhændəd/ (say bak handuhd) adjective 1. performed with the hand turned backwards, crosswise, or in any oblique direction, or with the back of the hand in the direction of the stroke. 2. sloping to the left: backhanded writing. 3. oblique or… …   Australian English dictionary

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