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synonyms for left-handed compliment

  • aspersion
  • back-handed compliment
  • home truth
  • insult
  • no compliment
  • slap in the face
  • slight
  • snub
  • uncomplimentary remark
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How to use left-handed compliment in a sentence

What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
She had just left the wharf at Cincinnati for Louisville, with 225 passengers on board, of whom but 124 were saved.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Thus was the man left entirely to the devil, not even his life being reserved, as in the case of Job.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
She had carried the baby over to Juana's and left her there, that she might be free to serve the Father's supper.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Only the petrol tins they took for water right and left of their pathway up the cliff; huge diamonds in the evening sun.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He said no more in words, but his little blue eyes had an eloquence that left nothing to mere speech.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
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WORDS RELATED TO LEFT-HANDED COMPLIMENT

  • abuse
  • backhanded compliment
  • brickbat
  • dirty deed
  • indignity
  • injury
  • left-handed compliment
  • offense
  • outrage
  • provocation
  • put-down
  • slap
  • slap in the face
  • slight
  • slur
  • vexation
  • wrong
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