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What is another word for backhanded?

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Having a snide or sarcastic edge, quality or meaning
“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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“Horace, however, speaks of his predecessor with a mixture of backhanded praise and overt blame.”
Not expressed or done in a direct way
“But this is only a backhanded way of saying that there is little consonance between school performance and job performance.”
Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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