underhanded


1un·der·hand·ed

adverb \ˌən-dər-ˈhan-dəd\

Definition of UNDERHANDED

:  underhand

First Known Use of UNDERHANDED

circa 1822

2underhanded

adjective

: done in a secret and dishonest way : intended to deceive or trick someone

Full Definition of UNDERHANDED

:  marked by secrecy, chicanery, and deception :  not honest and aboveboard :  sly <an underhanded attempt to gain power>
un·der·hand·ed·ly adverb
un·der·hand·ed·ness noun

Examples of UNDERHANDED

  1. <the commercial is a part of an underhanded PR campaign to whitewash the company's environmental record>
  2. <an underhanded attempt at infiltrating the other party's headquarters>

First Known Use of UNDERHANDED

1853

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