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underhanded

[uhn-der-han-did] /ˈʌn dərˈhæn dɪd/
adjective
1.
2.
short-handed:
By the time of the Navy game, Army usually finds itself underhanded.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; under- + handed
Related forms
underhandedly, adverb
underhandedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for underhandedness

underhanded

/ˌʌndəˈhændɪd/
adjective
1.
another word for underhand, short-handed
Derived Forms
underhandedly, adverb
underhandedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for underhandedness

underhanded

adj.

in reference to a throw, etc., c.1822, from underhand. As "in secret," from 1825; as "with too few people," from 1834.

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