What does underhanded mean?
Definitions for underhanded
ˈʌn dərˈhæn dɪdun·der·hand·ed
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sneaky, underhand, underhandedadjective
marked by deception
"achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
underhand, underhanded, underarmadjective
with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
"an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"
Done by moving the hand (and arm) from below.
Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.
His underhanded trick backfired and he was disqualified.
Etymology: under + handed
insufficiently provided with hands or workers; short-handed; sparsely populated
The numerical value of underhanded in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of underhanded in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of underhanded in a Sentence
To learn about what may have been an underhanded effort to use the military against 9/11 families, it shocks the conscience.
Why doesnt the president just say, Release the whistleblower complaint. Clearly hes afraid for the public to see, this would be the most profound violation of the presidential oath of office, certainly during this presidency, which says a lot, but perhaps during any presidency. There is no privilege that covers corruption. There is no privilege to engage in underhanded discussions.
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.
I cannot stand by while these provisions are slipped into an otherwise excellent bill through underhanded maneuvers that run contrary to our democratic process.
These underhanded tactics to cut off women's access to safe, legal abortion simply cannot stand.
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- gluiperig, onderhandsDutch
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