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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level;
- Example: "an underhand pitch"
- Example: "an underhand stroke"
[syn: underhand, underhanded, underarm]

2. marked by deception;
- Example: "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
[syn: sneaky, underhand, underhanded]


ADVERB (2)

1. slyly and secretly;
- Example: "Mean revenge, committed underhand"- John Donne
- Example: "oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the attempt...to align Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers
[syn: underhandedly, underhand]

2. with the hand swung below shoulder level;
- Example: "throwing a ball underarm"
[syn: underarm, underhand]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Underhand \Un"der*hand`\ ([u^]n"d[~e]r*h[a^]nd`), a. 1. Secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) Done, as pitching, with the hand lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand lower than the elbow. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Underhand \Un"der*hand`\ ([u^]n"d[~e]r*h[a^]nd`), adv. 1. By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly; dishonorably. [1913 Webster] Such mean revenge, committed underhand. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Baillie Macwheeble provided Janet, underhand, with meal for their maintenance. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Note: In modern usage, the sense is usually negative. [PJC] 2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) In an underhand manner; thrown with the hand no higher than the shoulder and the palm turned upward during part of the pitch; -- said of pitching or bowling a ball. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

underhand adv 1: slyly and secretly; "Mean revenge, committed underhand"- John Donne; "oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the attempt...to align Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers [syn: underhandedly, underhand] 2: with the hand swung below shoulder level; "throwing a ball underarm" [syn: underarm, underhand] adj 1: with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level; "an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke" [syn: underhand, underhanded, underarm] [ant: overarm, overhand, overhanded] 2: marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods" [syn: sneaky, underhand, underhanded]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "underhand": crafty, crooked, cunning, deceitful, devious, dishonest, duplicitous, furtive, guileful, hangdog, indirect, insidious, oblique, shifty, sly, sneaking, sneaky, tricky, underhanded, wily