Part of speech:
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Backhanded is defined as a stroke in sports that is done with the palm of the hand turned towards the body.
Able to use both hands with equal ease
Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
Awkward or inefficient in use or construction, difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
Feeling doubt; hesitating; skeptical
Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
Habitually phony or dishonest:
Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
Suggesting or threatening harm or evil:
Having whorls that rise to the apex in clockwise spirals from the opening at the lower left
Characterized by improper or wrongful use:
Tending or intended to degrade:
(Archaic) Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
Of, relating to, or designed for attack:
The definition of disingenuous is insincere, deceptive or misleading.
With or in bad faith.
Characterized by truth; not false:
lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands; ; ; ; - Mary H. Vorse
Having unusually large hands.
(Dial.) Inexpert, clumsy, or awkward
rotating to the left
Designating a marriage (the wife involved) between a man of higher rank and a woman of lower rank, often having various legal repercussions (typically that such a wife has no claim on the husband's possessions or title). It was not an aspect of English law, but was common in other royal houses, especially in Germany.
The definition of careless is not paying proper attention to detail or not taking care to do something well enough or correctly.
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