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UNDERHANDED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does underhanded mean? 

UNDERHANDED (adjective)
  The adjective UNDERHANDED has 2 senses:

1. marked by deception
2. with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level

  Familiarity information: UNDERHANDED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNDERHANDED (adjective)


Sense 1underhanded [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by deception

Synonyms:

sneaky; underhanded; underhand

Context example:

achieved success in business only by underhand methods

Similar:

corrupt; crooked (not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive)


Sense 2underhanded [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level

Synonyms:

underarm; underhand; underhanded

Context examples:

an underhand pitch / an underhand stroke

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)


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