underhandedness
noun see underhanded II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • underhandedness — noun The characteristic of being underhanded …   Wiktionary

  • underhandedness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Lack of straightforwardness and honesty in action: chicanery, craft, craftiness, deviousness, dishonesty, indirection, shadiness, shiftiness, slyness, sneakiness, trickery, trickiness. See HONEST …   English dictionary for students

  • underhandedness — n. secretiveness, slyness, dubiousness, cunning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underhandedness — un·der·hand·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • underhandedness — noun ( es) : deceitfulness, trickery * * * underhanˈdedness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑under …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicanery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. trickery (See deception, cunning). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. deception, trickery, sophistry, cheating; see deception 1 , dishonesty . See Synonym Study at deception . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …   English dictionary for students

  • sly — sly, cunning, crafty, tricky, foxy, insidious, wily, guileful, artful are comparable when they mean having or showing a disposition to attain one s ends by devious or indirect means. Sly implies a lack of candor which shows itself in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dastardly — adjective Date: 1542 1. cowardly 2. characterized by underhandedness or treachery < a dastardly attack > < a dastardly villain > Synonyms: see cowardly • dastardliness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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