What does underhanded mean?

Definitions for underhandedˈʌn dərˈhæn dɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word underhanded.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sneaky, underhand, underhanded(adj)

    marked by deception

    "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

  2. underhand, underhanded, underarm(adj)

    with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level

    "an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"


  1. underhanded(Adjective)

    Done by moving the hand (and arm) from below.

  2. underhanded(Adjective)

    Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.

    His underhanded trick backfired and he was disqualified.

  3. Origin: under + handed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underhanded(adj)

    underhand; clandestine

  2. Underhanded(adj)

    insufficiently provided with hands or workers; short-handed; sparsely populated


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underhanded in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underhanded in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nancy Northup:

    These underhanded tactics to cut off women's access to safe, legal abortion simply cannot stand.

  2. Kristen Breitweiser:

    To learn about what may have been an underhanded effort to use the military against 9/11 families, it shocks the conscience.

  3. Jackie Speier:

    I cannot stand by while these provisions are slipped into an otherwise excellent bill through underhanded maneuvers that run contrary to our democratic process.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    ABC for Desi": American Born Confused Desi, Emigrated From Gujarat, House In Jersey, Keeping Lotsa Motels, Named Omkarnath Patel, Quickly Reaching Success Through Underhanded Vicious Ways, Xenophobic Yet Zestful.

  5. Barbara Lee:

    Over the years, I’ve seen Republican leadership deploy every manner of undemocratic, underhanded tactics in Congress. But stripping my bipartisan amendment to repeal the 2001 AUMF -- in the dead of night, without a vote -- may be a new low from Speaker Paul Ryan.

Images & Illustrations of underhanded

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Translations for underhanded

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • gluiperig, onderhandsDutch

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