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adj. roundabout or ambiguous; "attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity"; "a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal"
backhand, backhanded
adj. (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke

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adj. characterized by indirect references; "allusive speech is characterized by allusions"
roundabout, circuitous
adj. marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
adj. not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning"
rambling, excursive, discursive, digressive
adj. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that"
adj. avoiding the issue; not straightforward: "an evasive statement"
adj. derived from what is primary or original by two intermediate steps; "a thirdhand report"
mealy-mouthed, mealymouthed
adj. hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy; "a mealymouthed politician"
left-slanting, backhand
adj. (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward

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forehanded, forehand
adj. (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke


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