What's the opposite of a back-handed compliment?

  1. visionandfocus profile image72
    visionandfocusposted 5 years ago

    What's the opposite of a back-handed compliment?

    I find every opportunity to compliment my husband on his excellent taste because I've programmed him to say, "Of course, I do. I picked you, didn't I?"  wink

  2. SidKemp profile image94
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    Good job "programming" your husband to create mutual compliments. I would call what you do (and my wife and I do it to), mutual compliments.

    Other opposites of a back-handed compliment:
    To another person:
    - a straightforward compliment
    - a straightforward insult
    - a cutting remark (backhanded insult)

    Or, if the "opposite" is that you direct it towards yourself:
    - self-praise
    - cursing oneself out
    - sly self-aggrandizement
    - subtle self-put-down

    So many ways to create opposites!