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English adjective: underhand

1. underhand with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level

SamplesAn underhand pitch.
An underhand stroke.

Synonymsunderarm, underhanded

Domain categoryathletics, sport

Antonymsoverarm, overhand, overhanded

2. underhand marked by deception

SamplesAchieved success in business only by underhand methods.

Synonymssneaky, underhanded

Similarcorrupt, crooked

Antonymssquare, straight

English adverb: underhand

1. underhand slyly and secretly

SamplesMean revenge, committed underhand.
Oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the attempt...to align Germany with the Western democracies.


2. underhand with the hand swung below shoulder level

SamplesThrowing a ball underarm.


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