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See definition of underhanded on Dictionary.com
  • adj.secret
  • adj.deceitful

synonyms for underhanded

  • cheating
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • dishonest
  • sneaky
  • clandestine
  • corrupt
  • guileful
  • scheming
  • secretive
  • shifty
  • sly
See also synonyms for: under-handedness / underhandedly
  • devious
  • dishonest
  • fraudulent
  • shady
  • sneaky
  • subversive
  • unethical
  • unscrupulous
  • wily
  • underhand
  • clandestine
  • covert
  • crooked
  • cunning
  • dirty
  • furtive
  • secret
  • shifty
  • shorthanded
  • sly
  • surreptitious
  • unfair
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antonyms for underhanded

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  • aboveboard
  • frank
  • honest
  • open
  • trustworthy
  • truthful
  • fair
  • public
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How to use underhanded in a sentence

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There is something underhanded about the deal or he would have come to me with the money.
TABITHA AT IVY HALLRUTH ALBERTA BROWN
Now our artist is plainly worried and wants to be assured there is nothing underhanded being done.
POLLY THE PAGANISABEL ANDERSON
I know Mr. Stern, the president of Apex, very well, and I'm positive that he wouldn't stand for any underhanded tactics.
TOM SWIFT AND HIS GIANT TELESCOPEVICTOR APPLETON
He picked up a rifle an inch below the foresight with an underhanded action, and used it exactly as a man would use a dagger.
SOLDIER STORIESRUDYARD KIPLING
If Sir Lewis had wanted to get Harris, he'd have done it legally, without any underhanded frame-ups.
THE PENAL CLUSTERIVAR JORGENSEN (AKA RANDALL GARRETT)
I didn't think you'd be in on anything as underhanded as this looked, so I assumed that you were acting against your will.
DEAD GIVEAWAYGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
It had been an underhanded fight and almost everyone in Burmingham, regardless of party, had thought so.
PAUL AND THE PRINTING PRESSSARA WARE BASSETT
Something subtle, and lurking and underhanded in the business.
THE CLARIONSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
There were glorious sunsets and weird storms, with underhanded lightning stabs at the sky.
THE TRAIL OF '98ROBERT W. SERVICE
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WORDS RELATED TO UNDERHANDED

  • artful
  • astute
  • calculating
  • conniving
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • expedient
  • opportunist
  • plotting
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • underhanded
  • unscrupulous
  • wily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.