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Having a meaning that is expressed indirectly or ambiguously
“It sold 55,000, and people started calling him the best rapper in Britain - a bit of a backhanded compliment, taking into account the whole suitcase-and-waterpistol state of British rap.”
Characterized by a lack of sincerity
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Not expressed or done in a direct way
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“In a backhanded way, he raises yet another objection.”
Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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