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1. underhand

adjective. marked by deception.

Synonyms

  • sneaky
  • corrupt
  • underhanded

Antonyms

  • direct
  • uncoiled
  • honest
  • lawful

Etymology

  • ''[[under]] [[hand]]'' (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. underhand

adjective. with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level.

Synonyms

  • underarm

Antonyms

  • dishonesty
  • erect

Etymology

  • ''[[under]] [[hand]]'' (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. underhand

adverb. with the hand swung below shoulder level.

Antonyms

  • unconcealed

Etymology

  • ''[[under]] [[hand]]'' (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. underhand

adverb. slyly and secretly.

Antonyms

  • incorruptness

Etymology

  • ''[[under]] [[hand]]'' (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word underhand


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use a stool or chair to step up to the bar and grab it with an underhand grip, hands shoulder-distance apart.

2. Adjective
Reach up and take the edge of the table in an underhand grip.

3. Verb, base form
Use your biceps to pull your body up, rotating your fists from a neutral to underhand grip as you rise up. 

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