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Meaning & Definition of Underhanded in English

English

Underhanded

/əndərhændɪd/

adjective

1. Marked by deception

  • "Achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
    synonym:
  • sneaky
  • ,
  • underhand
  • ,
  • underhanded

2. With hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level

  • "An underhand pitch"
  • "An underhand stroke"
    synonym:
  • underhand
  • ,
  • underhanded
  • ,
  • underarm

Examples of using

There was a time when Christopher Columbus challenged another explorer to a duel. The latter, an underhanded chap, did not take ten steps - as dictated by the rules - but two, then turned around to shoot. Unfortunately for him, Columbus hadn't taken any steps at all.