underhanded

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

under + handed

Adjective[edit]

underhanded (comparative more underhanded, superlative most underhanded)

  1. Done by moving the hand (and arm) from below.
  2. Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.
    His underhanded trick backfired and he was disqualified.
    An underhanded compliment is actually criticism.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nouns to which "underhanded" is often applied: tactic, way, dealing, method, trick, manner, thing, deal, scheme, practice.

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