What does the word underhand mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Unfairly.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Underhand.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Done or acting in a treacherously secret manner; unfair; sly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Underhanded.

Usage examples for underhand

  1. He himself never saw this, nor that all he told me showed he was without the moral sense, and with an instinctive enjoyment of what was deceitful, mean, and underhand. – The Spy by Richard Harding Davis
  2. I believe she has been a good governess,- that is, good after mamma's easy fashion; and I don't for a moment suppose that she is doing anything underhand. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  3. It was a dumb, underhand, terrible struggle. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac