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underhanded Syllabification: un·der·hand·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈhandəd/

Definition of underhanded in English:


Acting or done in a secret or dishonest way: an underhanded method of snatching clients from rivals
More example sentences
  • There had to be a hidden secret, underhanded or malign.
  • I've had four years of his sneaky, underhanded, dirty ways.
  • I use underhanded methods in order to accomplish good things.
deceitful, deceptive, dishonest, dishonorable, disreputable, unethical, unprincipled, immoral, unscrupulous, fraudulent, dubious, unfair, snide;
treacherous, lowdown, duplicitous, double-dealing;
devious, artful, crooked, shady, crafty, conniving, scheming, sly, wily, not aboveboard;
clandestine, backstairs, secret, surreptitious, sneaky, furtive, covert, cloak-and-dagger


Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈhandədlē/
Example sentences
  • I wasn't actually trying to underhandedly insult him, as he seemed to believe; or rather I suspect he just did it for the attention.
  • But as I said earlier, all this is done, perhaps underhandedly, whilst I'm supposed to be busy working.
  • All the while doing it so underhandedly that they now believe I am completely innocent.

Words that rhyme with underhanded

backhanded, candid, candied, heavy-handed, high-handed, offhanded, red-handed, short-handed, unbranded
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