AskDefine | Define underhand

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underhand adj
1 with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level; "an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke" [syn: underhanded, underarm] [ant: overhand]
2 marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods" [syn: sneaky, underhanded] adv
1 slyly and secretly; "Mean revenge, committed underhand"- John Donne; "oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the attempt...to align Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers [syn: underhandedly]
2 with the hand swung below shoulder level'; "throwing a ball underarm" [syn: underarm]

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Etymology

under hand

Adjective

underhand
  1. dishonest and sneaky; done in a secret or sly manner
  2. (in various ball games, of a ball) thrown etc with the hand brought forward and up from below

Translations

Adverb

underhand
  1. with an underhand movement
  2. in a sly, sneaky or secret manner

Extensive Definition

Underhand may refer to one of the following:

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