underhanded

[uhn-der-han-did]
adjective
2.
short-handed: By the time of the Navy game, Army usually finds itself underhanded.

Origin:
1800–10; under- + handed

underhandedly, adverb
underhandedness, noun
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underhanded (ˌʌndəˈhændɪd)
 
adj
underhand another word for short-handed
 
under'handedly
 
adv
 
under'handedness
 
n

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Example sentences
In a bar, for instance, he watched bartenders use a counterintuitive
  underhanded maneuver to grab and pour from a bottle.
Nothing in the book suggests the use of underhanded or brutal techniques.
In the week to come, pull yourself up to your full height and stand tall even
  when tempted to stoop to do something underhanded.
It is an underhanded, two-faced way for businesses to cheat their patrons.
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