underhandedness


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un·der·hand·ed

 (ŭn′dər-hăn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Acting or done in a deceptive, secret, or sly manner; dishonest and sneaky. See Synonyms at secret.
2. Underhand: an underhanded toss.
adv.
1. In a sly and secret way.
2. With an underhand movement.

un′der·hand′ed·ly adv.
un′der·hand′ed·ness n.
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underhandedness

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It's the craftiness and underhandedness of your actions that's the worst," said Miranda coldly.
A personality of smallness and egotism and petty underhandedness seemed to emanate from the letters themselves.
Iran did not complain about the rejections or accuse the United States of underhandedness.
61) Clients often found the underhandedness of these kickbacks so infuriating that many relished the opportunity to sue their tax professionals.
The speed and stealth by which the Marcos burial was carried out by the immediate members of the Marcos family shows their incorrigible addiction to deception, underhandedness and abuse, which the Supreme Court must never condone.
The whole European entanglement started with deceit and has continued with corruption, bullying and underhandedness.
Then there was an underhandedness, there were sly remarks.
The foreign policy chief for Presidents Nixon and Ford has been portrayed in dozens of books and by countless witnesses as a coddler of dictators, a cynical practitioner of realpolitik, a war monger, a suck-up to superiors, and a tyrant to subordinates--his genius and wit matched only by his underhandedness.
In turn there was a move into a revival of more serious investigations of rigging and other forms of underhandedness.
When they were chosen to represent the United States at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, they overcame poor health, tragedy, and Nazi underhandedness to walk away with the gold medal.