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underhanded

[ uhn-der-han-did ]
/ ˈʌn dərˈhæn dɪd /
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adjective
not open and aboveboard; secret and crafty or dishonorable: The firm's underhanded tactics and misrepresentation of data has created uncertainty and confusion.
underhand (def. 1): The pitcher made an underhanded throw to first base.
short-handed: By the time of the Navy game, Army usually finds itself underhanded.
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Origin of underhanded

First recorded in 1820–25; under- + handed

OTHER WORDS FROM underhanded

un·der·hand·ed·ly, adverbun·der·hand·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for underhanded

underhanded
/ (ˌʌndəˈhændɪd) /

adjective
another word for underhand, short-handed

Derived forms of underhanded

underhandedly, adverbunderhandedness, noun
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