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Backhanded vs. Sarcasm

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Backhandedadjective

With the back of the hand.

Sarcasmnoun

(uncountable) Use of acerbic language to mock or convey contempt, often using irony and (in speech) often marked by overemphasis and a sneering tone of voice.

‘Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.’;

Backhandedadjective

Involving a backward flip of the hand.

Sarcasmnoun

(countable) An act of sarcasm.

Backhandedadjective

Insincere, sarcastic, ironic, or self-contradictory.

Sarcasmnoun

A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest.

‘The sarcasms of those critics who imagine our art to be a matter of inspiration.’;

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Backhandedadjective

Indirect.

Sarcasmnoun

witty language used to convey insults or scorn;

‘he used sarcasm to upset his opponent’; ‘irony is wasted on the stupid’; ‘Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own’;

Backhandedadjective

Backwards, turned around.

Sarcasm

Sarcasm is the use of words usually used to either mock or annoy someone, or for humorous purposes. Sarcasm may employ ambivalence, although it is not necessarily ironic.

Backhandedadjective

(of writing) inclining to the left

Backhandedadjective

Retrospective, occurring after the fact rather than in advance.

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Backhandedadjective

Self-serving, corrupt, slipshod, or neglectful.

Backhandedverb

simple past tense and past participle of backhand

Backhandedadverb

In a backhanded manner.

Backhandedadjective

With the hand turned backward; as, a backhanded blow.

Backhandedadjective

Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic; as, a backhanded compliment.

Backhandedadjective

Turned back, or inclining to the left; as, backhanded letters.

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Backhandedadjective

Stroked with a backhand{2}; as, a backhanded drive.

Backhandedadjective

(of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke

Backhandedadjective

roundabout or ambiguous;

‘attacks from tht source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity’; ‘a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal’;

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