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un·der·hand

 (ŭn′dər-hănd′)
adj.
1. Sports Executed with the hand brought forward and up from below the level of the shoulder; underarm: an underhand pitch.
2. Dishonest and sneaky; underhanded.
adv.
1. With an underhand movement: Throw the ball underhand.
2. In a sly and secret way.

underhand

(ˈʌndəˌhænd)
adj
1. clandestine, deceptive, or secretive
2. (General Sporting Terms) sport another word for underarm
adv
in an underhand manner or style

un•der•hand

(ˈʌn dərˌhænd)

adj.
1. not open and aboveboard; secret and crafty.
2. executed with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward: an underhand pitch.
adv.
3. with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward.
4. secretly; stealthily.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underhand - with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder levelunderhand - with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level; "an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
overarm, overhand, overhanded - with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level; "an overhand pitch"; "an overhand stroke"
2.underhand - marked by deceptionunderhand - marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
corrupt, crooked - not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
Adv.1.underhand - slyly and secretlyunderhand - 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
2.underhand - with the hand swung below shoulder level; "throwing a ball underarm"

underhand

underhand

adjective
Translations

underhand

[ˈʌndəhænd]
A. ADJ
1. (= dishonest) [person] → solapado; [behaviour, deals, tactics] → turbio, poco limpio
critics accuse the President of being underhandlos críticos del presidente lo acusan de solapado
2. (Sport) [throw] → por debajo del hombro
B. ADV to serve underhandsacar sin levantar el brazo por encima

underhand

[ˌʌndərˈhænd] underhanded [ˌʌndərˈhændɪd] (mainly US)
adj
(= dishonest) [deal] → en sous-main; [way, method, person] → sournois(e)
(US) (= not overarm) [pitch] → par en dessous
adv (US) (= not overarm) [toss, throw] → par en dessous

underhand

[ˌʌndəˈhænd] underhanded [ˌʌndəˈhændɪd] adj (method) → equivoco/a, poco pulito/a; (trick) → subdolo/a, mancino/a
References in classic literature ?
I do not believe Beecher or his party would stoop to anything dishonorable or underhand, though they would not hesitate, nor would we, to take advantage of every fair chance to win in the race.
But, you see, from the mother's breast the colored child feels and sees that there are none but underhand ways open to it.
In the first place, it was a furtive, underhand blow at this nonsense of knight errantry, though nobody suspected that but me.
She's an underhand little thing: I never saw a girl of her age with so much cover.
Her family and friends occupied no recognized station in life: they were mean, underhand people, in every way unworthy of her.
He was thought a good administrator, and it was often a question of making him mayor of Alencon; but the memory of his underhand jobbery still clung to him, and he was never received at the prefecture.
As if the infirmities of old age - the gray hair, the wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, and the knotted veins of the hands - were the symptoms of moral poison, they prowl about the quays with an underhand air of gloating over the broken spirit of noble captives.
You may run away from my words, sir, and you may go spinnin' underhand ways o' doing us a mischief, for you've got Old Harry to your friend, though nobody else is, but I tell you for once as we're not dumb creatures to be abused and made money on by them as ha' got the lash i' their hands, for want o' knowing how t' undo the tackle.
No, monsieur; I have made inquiries everywhere, but they all ask me for references; and to speak truth, I do not like to apply to the directress, because I consider she acted neither justly nor honourably towards me; she used underhand means to set my pupils against me, and thereby render me unhappy while I held my place in her establishment, and she eventually deprived me of it by a masked and hypocritical manoeuvre, pretending that she was acting for my good, but really snatching from me my chief means of subsistence, at a crisis when not only my own life, but that of another, depended on my exertions: of her I will never more ask a favour.
He had suspected his agent of some underhand dealing; of meaning to bias him against the deserving; and he had determined to go himself, and thoroughly investigate the merits of the case.
She must know at once that she has been mistaken in you - and that you are not a man to do anything base or underhand or dishonourable.
I can't quite make out; it is something dreadfully bad, something mean and underhand, and not redeemed by audacity, as his mother's misdemeanors may have been.