An insult disguised as a compliment.
A left handed compliment would be something like the following..."I like your imperfections. Without them you'd be really hot, but boring."
by NLM1992 July 02, 2009
A criticism or insult disguised as a compliment.

A compliment with two meanings, one of which is unflattering to the receiver.

Also called backhanded compliment
Patti sees Britney wearing a sexy new dress. Patti, who really doesn't like Britney, says, "That dress is really sharp. It really makes you look so slim!" Left handed compliment: "You're fat, and that dress makes you look like you're trying to hide it."

"Boy, you're pretty hot... for a fat (or skinny) chick!" Left handed compliment: Self-explanatory
by For Whom the Bell Trolls June 08, 2006

Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from daily@urbandictionary.com. We'll never spam you.

×