Antonyms for underhand

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And he recalled his own bootless wickedness and underhand intrigues.

You know I don't want to mix myself up with your underhand dealings.

Depend upon it, there has been some underhand influence at work.

If punished, he would continue his misdeeds in an underhand way.

Underhand, clandestine information you get is no more than dishonesty on your part.

I object as much, if not more, to his underhand concealment of this, than I do to the fact itself.

"Probably he was up to some underhand work," observed Walsh.

The offices which I have myself obtained I never strove for by any underhand means.

I do not wish to employ strong language, but I do consider it underhand.

But if she wants to do underhand things she should change her bonnet and cloak.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English under hand "in subjection," from under + hand. Sense of "secret, stealthy, surreptitious" first recorded 1530s. For sense development, cf. Middle Dutch onderhanden "by degrees, slowly," Dutch onderhandsch "secret, private." The adjective is attested from 1540s.

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