Thesaurus

underhand

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of underhand

  1. 1 given to or marked by cheating and deception willing to stoop to underhand methods in order to win Synonyms of underhand bent [chiefly British], crooked, deceptive, double-dealing, duplicitous, fast, fraudulent, guileful, rogue, shady, sharp, shifty, dishonest, underhandedWords Related to underhand unconscionable, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, false; artful, beguiling, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, foxy, slick, sly, subtle, wily; defrauding, devious, furtive, slippery, sneaking, sneaky, trickish, tricky; insidious, perfidious, treacherousNear Antonyms of underhand conscientious, decent, ethical, honorable, just, scrupulous, upright; forthright, straightforwardAntonyms of underhand aboveboard, honest, straight

  2. 2 undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others the congressman's underhand attempt to slip several pork barrel items into the bill Synonyms of underhand backstairs, behind-the-scenes, clandestine, covert, furtive, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, private, privy, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, stealth, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, underground, secret, underhandedWords Related to underhand back-channel, closed-door, off-the-books, off-the-record; classified, confidential, restricted, top secret, undisclosed; concealed, hidden, secreted, subterranean, unadvertised, unexposedNear Antonyms of underhand acknowledged, avowed; aboveboard, straightforward, unconcealed, undisguised; unclassified, unrestricted; clear, evident, manifest, obvious, patent, plainAntonyms of underhand open, overt, public



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up underhand? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!