underhand
1. [ adjective ] (sports) with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
Synonyms: underarm underhanded
Examples:

"an underhand pitch" "an underhand stroke"

Related terms: overhand sport
2. [ adverb ] with the hand swung below shoulder level'
Synonyms: underarm
Examples:

"throwing a ball underarm"

3. [ adverb ] slyly and secretly
Synonyms: underhandedly
Examples:

"Mean revenge, committed underhand"- John Donne "oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the attempt...to align Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers

4. [ adjective ] marked by deception
Synonyms: underhanded sneaky
Examples:

"achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

Related terms: crooked
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