underhand, underhanded, underarm(adj)
with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
"an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"
sneaky, underhand, underhanded(adverb)
marked by deception
"achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
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
with the hand swung below shoulder level
"throwing a ball underarm"
with an underhand movement
in a sly, sneaky or secret manner
dishonest and sneaky; done in a secret or sly manner
(in various ball games, of a ball) thrown etc with the hand brought forward and up from below
Origin: under hand
secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent
done, as pitching, with the hand lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand lower than elbow
by secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly
in an underhand manner; -- said of pitching or bowling
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-dėr-hand′, adj. and adv. secretly: by secret means: by fraud: in cricket, delivered with the hand underneath—opp. to Over-arm and Round-arm.—adj. Underhan′ded, clandestinely carried on: short-handed.—adv. Underhan′dedly.—n. Underhan′dedness.
The numerical value of underhand in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of underhand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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