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synonyms for underhand

  • underhanded
  • clandestine
  • concealed
  • crafty
  • crooked
  • cunning
  • deceptive
  • devious
  • dirty-dealing
  • dishonest
  • dishonorable
  • duplicitous
  • fraudulent
  • furtive
  • guileful
  • hush-hush
  • indirect
  • insidious
  • oblique
  • on the QT
  • on the quiet
  • secret
  • secretive
  • shady
  • shifty
  • slippery
  • sly
  • sneaking
  • sneaky
  • stealthy
  • sub-rosa
  • surreptitious
  • treacherous
  • tricky
  • two-faced
  • two-timing
  • under wraps
  • undercover
  • unethical
  • unfair
  • unjust
  • unscrupulous
  • wily
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antonyms for underhand

MOST RELEVANT
  • aboveboard
  • forthright
  • frank
  • honest
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How to use underhand in a sentence

His avarice was disgusting beyond words, and with avarice went a tendency to underhand dealing, harshness, and malice.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
The result of his thinking forced the conclusion that Gregory was innocent of any underhand work.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
By such false pretenses and underhand proceedings at Florence, the people of Rome, as well as their heroic friends, were deceived.
RULE OF THE MONKGIUSEPPE GARIBALDI
You work on an underhand system of policy which will be turned against you, for France will be tired of your shuffling.
Z. MARCASHONORE DE BALZAC
"This seems to be Dirk Hawley's day for underhand work," muttered Chub.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Whenever he feels that he simply must honor his parents we hope that he will do it in an underhand way behind our backs.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
The present policy of Germany is a curious mixture of underhand diplomacy and boastful threats.
RAEMAEKERS' CARTOONSLOUIS RAEMAEKERS
I'm always ready to oblige my friend, Sir Luke; but curse me if I'd lend my help to any underhand work.
ROOKWOODWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
Afraid of exciting the wrath of Lady Harriet by open hostility, she took refuge in underhand plots.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANTALEXANDER JOHNSTONE WILSON
In his anger over his defeat, Terry accused Broderick of disgraceful and underhand practices.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
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WORDS RELATED TO UNDERHAND

  • artful
  • cloak-and-dagger
  • closet
  • concealed
  • covert
  • foxy
  • fraudulent
  • furtive
  • hidden
  • hush-hush
  • illegitimate
  • illicit
  • in holes and corners
  • on the Q. T.
  • on the quiet
  • private
  • sneaky
  • stealthy
  • surreptitious
  • under wraps
  • under-the-counter
  • undercover
  • underground
  • underhand
  • QT
  • buried
  • camouflaged
  • cloaked
  • concealed
  • disguised
  • furtive
  • hidden
  • hush-hush
  • incog
  • incognito
  • masked
  • obscured
  • private
  • privy
  • secret
  • shrouded
  • stealthy
  • sub rosa
  • surreptitious
  • ulterior
  • under wraps
  • under-the-table
  • undercover
  • underhand
  • unsuspected
  • veiled
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