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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]


Marked by deception


sneaky; underhanded; underhand

Context example:

achieved success in business only by underhand methods


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

Sense 2underhanded [BACK TO TOP]


With hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level


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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