- not open and aboveboard; secret and crafty or dishonorable: an underhand deal with the chief of police.
- executed with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward: an underhand delivery of a ball.
- with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward: to bowl underhand.
- secretly; stealthily; slyly.
Origin of underhand
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Related Words for underhandunderhanded, clandestine, concealed, crafty, crooked, cunning, deceptive, devious, dishonest, dishonorable, duplicitous, fraudulent, furtive, hush-hush, indirect, insidious, oblique, secret, secretive, shady
Examples from the Web for underhand
Historical Examples of underhand
You know I don't want to mix myself up with your underhand dealings.
And he recalled his own bootless wickedness and underhand intrigues.
Depend upon it, there has been some underhand influence at work.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
If punished, he would continue his misdeeds in an underhand way.Criminal Man
Underhand, clandestine information you get is no more than dishonesty on your part.Dollars and Sense
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
- clandestine, deceptive, or secretive
- sport another word for underarm
- in an underhand manner or style