Definition of “underhand” - English Dictionary

“underhand” in British English

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underhandadjective

uk /ˌʌn.dəˈhænd/ us /ˌʌn.dɚˈhænd/ mainly UK US usually underhanded disapproving

underhandadjective, adverb

uk /ˌʌn.dəˈhænd/ us /ˌʌn.dɚˈhænd/ US UK underarm

(Definition of “underhand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“underhand” in American English

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underhandadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈʌn·dərˌhænd/

(done) by moving the arm from back to front with the hand below shoulder level and with the inner part of the hand facing forward:

an underhand toss

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“underhand” in Business English

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underhandadjective

uk /ˌʌndəˈhænd/ us UK US also underhanded

done secretly, and sometimes dishonestly, in order to achieve an advantage:

This is an underhand attempt to resume commercial whaling.
Insurers have been accused of using underhand tactics to reduce the amount of compensation paid to homeowners who have been missold a mortgage endowment policy.
underhanded methods/tactics

(Definition of “underhand” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)