Underhand

  • 1 Underhand — may refer to one of the following:*Underhand chop, lumberjack s technique *Underhand grip ** a grip in drumming technique ** a grip of the bow in playing string instruments ** in archery ** in weightlifting *Underhand pass or underhand serve in… …

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  • 2 underhand — un‧der‧hand [ˌʌndəˈhænd◂ ǁ ˈʌndərhænd] adjective dishonest and done secretly: • He has a reputation for underhand dealings. * * * underhand UK US /ˌʌndəˈhænd/ adjective UK (US also underhanded) ► done secretly, and sometimes dishonestly, in order …

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  • 3 Underhand — Un der*hand , adv. 1. By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly; dishonorably. [1913 Webster] Such mean revenge, committed underhand. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Baillie Macwheeble provided Janet, underhand, with meal for… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 underhand — [un′dər hand΄] adj. 1. performed with the hand below the level of the elbow or the arm below the level of the shoulder [an underhand throw] 2. UNDERHANDED (sense 1) adv. 1. with an underhand motion 2. Archaic not openly or straightforwardly …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Underhand — Un der*hand , a. 1. Secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) Done, as pitching, with the hand lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand lower than elbow. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 underhand — index clandestine, covert, furtive, machiavellian, mysterious, oblique (evasive), sly, stealthy …

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  • 7 underhand — (adv.) O.E. under hand in subjection, from UNDER (Cf. under) + HAND (Cf. hand). Sense of secret, stealthy, surreptitious first recorded 1530s. For sense development, Cf. M.Du. onderhanden by degrees, slowly, Du. onderhandsch secret, private. The… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 underhand — underhand, underhanded *secret, covert, stealthy, furtive, clandestine, surreptitious Analogous words: deceitful, *dishonest: *crooked, devious, oblique: *sly, cunning, crafty, tricky, insidious, wily, guileful Antonyms: aboveboard Contrasted… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 underhand — [adj] deceitful clandestine, concealed, crafty, crooked, cunning, deceptive, devious, dirty dealing*, dishonest, dishonorable, double crossing*, duplicitous, fraudulent, furtive, guileful, hush hush*, indirect, insidious, oblique, on the QT*, on… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 underhand — (also underhanded) ► ADJECTIVE 1) acting or done in a secret or dishonest way. 2) underarm …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 underhand — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)hæ̱nd[/t]] (in AM usually use, and in BRIT sometimes use underhanded) 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If an action is underhand or if it is done in an underhand way, it is done secretly and dishonestly. The Prime Minister… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 underhand — I. adverb Date: 1538 1. a. in a clandestine manner b. archaic in a quiet or unobtrusive manner 2. with an underhand motion < bowl underhand > < pitch underhand > II. adjective …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 underhand — /un deuhr hand /, adj. 1. not open and aboveboard; secret and crafty or dishonorable: an underhand deal with the chief of police. 2. executed with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward: an underhand… …

    Universalium

  • 14 underhand — un|der|hand1 [ˌʌndəˈhænd US ˈʌndərhænd] adj also un|der|hand|ed [ˌʌndəˈhændıd US ˌʌndər ] dishonest and done secretly ▪ They did it all in such an underhand way. ▪ He s been involved in some underhand dealings. →↑overhand underhand 2 underhand2… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 underhand — un|der|hand1 [ ,ʌndər hænd ] adjective 1. ) AMERICAN thrown with your arm low, so that it does not go above your shoulder: an underhand throw 2. ) BRITISH see UNDERHANDED underhand un|der|hand 2 [ ,ʌndər hænd ] adverb AMERICAN thrown from a low… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 underhand — 1 also un.der.hand.ed adjective dishonest and done secretly: underhand dealings underhandedly adverb underhandedness noun (U) 2 adverb AmE if you throw a ball underhand, you throw it without moving your arm above your shoulder; underarm 1 …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 underhand — UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈhænd] / US [ˌʌndərˈhænd] adjective British underhand or underhanded secret and dishonest underhand tactics to increase his power …

    English dictionary

  • 18 underhand — 1. adjective /ˌʌn.də(r)ˈ(h)ænd/ a) dishonest and sneaky; done in a secret or sly manner b) (in various ball games, of a ball) thrown etc with the hand brought forward …

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  • 19 underhand — adj. Underhand is used with these nouns: ↑dealings, ↑tactic …

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  • 20 underhand — I underhand, underhanded (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. hidden, secret; deceitful, fraudulent, unfair, tricky; stealthy, sly, clandestine, furtive, devious. See secret, deception, improbity. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective… …

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