- short-handed: By the time of the Navy game, Army usually finds itself underhanded.
Origin of underhanded
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Examples from the Web for underhandedness
The game that he feared and that he hated was the one of underhandedness, of lies, of treachery, of bribery.Istar of Babylon
Margaret Horton Potter
Word Origin and History for underhandedness
in reference to a throw, etc., c.1822, from underhand. As "in secret," from 1825; as "with too few people," from 1834.
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