Pronunciation: /ˈʌndəhand /
- 1Acting or done in a secret or dishonest way: underhand dealingsMore example sentences
deceitful, underhanded, dishonest, dishonourable, disreputable, unethical, unprincipled, immoral, unscrupulous, fraudulent, cheating, dubious, dirty, unfair, treacherous, duplicitous, double-dealing, below the belt, two-timing, two-faced, Janus-faced, unsporting, unsportsmanlike; devious, calculating, artful, crafty, cunning, conniving, scheming, designing, sly, wily, guileful, tricky; criminal, illegal, unlawful, nefarious; secret, secretive, clandestine, surreptitious, sneaky, sneaking, furtive, covert, veiled, shrouded, cloak-and-dagger, hugger-mugger, hole-and-corner, hidden, back-alley, backstairs, under the table, conspiratorial; North American snide, snideyBritish • informal dodgyAustralian/New Zealand • informal shonkySouth African • informal slim
- Surely it is the politicians that have brought politics into disrepute with their spin culture, deceit, half-truths and underhand dealings?
- In the end, it was all right, I was cleared of any underhand dealings.
- There is nothing covert or underhand about what has been going on here.
- 2 another term for underarm. underhand bowling [as adverb]: I served underhandMore example sentences
- Almost every player shot a two-handed underhand free throw that started from around the knees, or lower.
- While none of the Barry kids took to shooting free throws underhand, they resemble their father in other ways.
- He thrived with a peculiar underhand delivery, behind which there's another story, perhaps true.
- 2.1With the palm of the hand upward or outward: an underhand gripMore example sentences
- Hold handle with your right hand in an underhand grip, palm up.
- Grasping the bar with an underhand (palms facing up) grip, hands about shoulder-width apart, she pulls the bar in toward her abdomen.
- The bow is held underhand with the palm upwards, the up-bow therefore being the stronger bowstroke.