- adj.（恭维话）讽刺挖苦的; 假惺惺的; （网球等运动）反手击球的; 用反手的
Saying she's improved comes over as a backhanded compliment.
"Even my good reviews have tended to be backhanded compliments," he says. "They'll say I was good and almost unbearably grotesque."
In a backhanded way, I think a lot of my energy and strength comes from my campaigning.
It was a backhanded compliment.
Attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity.
That's rather a backhanded compliment.
At its best, the idea is a backhanded compliment to discerning older consumers.
1. (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
2. roundabout or ambiguous;
"attacks from tht source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity"
"a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal"